A few years ago artist Patrick Doherty had an installation at Tower Hill. Some of our members visited that installation, which is described in our post from September 2016. Doherty has returned to Massachusetts and created a new installation, ‘A Passing Fancy’ at Highfield Hall in Falmouth. As some of our members spend vacation time on Cape Cod, we can share images of that installation as well.
The stickwork installation at Tower Hill was nestled in a woodland clearing. The Falmouth one sits exposed in the middle of Highfield’s large front lawn.
Multiple entrances into the structure invite visitors to explore, to walk through the interior spaces of this installation, and to peek through the various windows and openings of this interactive artwork. It is also interesting to note the different colors of wood used to weave this structure.
Fall is a great time to visit Cape Cod, with much less traffic than during the summer. Highfield Hall also has lovely gardens with other sculptures, some of which are also interactive, and it abuts the conservations land of Beebe Woods. This would make a fun destination for a day-trip or a weekend get-away.
‘A Passing Fancy’ was installed in June 2019, and will be on the grounds of Highfield Hall, at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA for about two years.