The fifth annual open house at Edward Tufte’s 234-acre outdoor landscape sculpture park and tree farm takes place Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm. There will be 80 monumental Edward Tufte works on display, including new pieces, a maze bamouseraie, walking walls, and many of his works in various stages of completion.
Edward Tufte is a statistician, artist, and professor emeritus of political science, statistics, and computer science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published four classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described Tufte as the “Leonardo da Vinci of data,” and Business Week as the “Galileo of graphics.” He is now writing a book called The Thinking Eye, which might become a film. He has constructed this 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in Woodbury, which shows his artworks and will remain open space in perpetuity. He founded Graphics Press, ET Modern gallery/studio, and Hogpen Hill Farms.
Walking shoes are suggested for those interested in the 1.5-mile walking tour of the sculpture garden. There is a $20 suggested donation. Check edwardtufte.com for location and last minute details.
Tufte’s work pictured above is “Rocket Science 3: Airstream Interplanetary 2011,” a sculpture which is 84 feet long and 31 feet high.