October 25, 2019 -- Arrowhead
Arrowhead -- Home of American author Herman Melville (1819-1850).
Originally built in the 1790s with a gambrel roof with dormers, the house was updated in the 1840s with a more stylish gable roof.
The "sculptures" (all the people, horse & dog) in front are made completely of hay. The artist is Michael Melle who is well known throughout the Berkshire Area of Western Massachusetts , specializes in life-size pieces made of straw, hay & sticks. Each year he creates a new piece of "hay art" for Arrowhead.
He chooses second cutting hay, chosen for the best results. These hay and stick sculptures are fluid, often graceful, and many look alive, thanks in part to adjustable stick skeletons, actual clothing and embellishments. While many of his ‘scarecrows’ are inspired by real people and scenes, some are imagined, and his sculptures are sitting, walking, flying, painting or sweeping, working and playing music in numerous Western Massachusetts towns.
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