The Hummingbird Palace, Harrisville

Submitted by esther solondz

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Client: private individual

Location: Harrisville, NH, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

Other

monica shinn

Queen Street Metals

Artist

esther solondz

Overview

The Hummingbird Palace, Harrisville is an environmental sculpture about natural processes that change over time. It is constructed to have flowering vines interacting with the manmade structure, by growing up and through it. The flowers simultaneously act as attractors for hummingbirds.

Goals

This project was made for a private client. I was given free reign.

Additional Information

One thing that is engaging for viewers is that the project changes over time. There are two photographs that show a similar area of the piece. One was taken shortly after installation in 2013. The second was taken 11 months later and you are able to see the way the vines have grown. It is only after this duration of time had passed that the hummingbirds were finally coming.