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Photo gallery: Larger than life sculpture in downtown Northampton

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., far left, and Ryan Willard, both of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., far left, and Ryan Willard, both of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen removes a crane harness from his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen removes a crane harness from his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen looks up at his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen looks up at his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen looks up at his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen looks up at his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen rests on his new steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

    SARAH GANZHORN
    Artist James Kitchen rests on his new steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds. Purchase photo reprints »

  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., far left, and Ryan Willard, both of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen, right, installs his steel sculpture, "Day's End," on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday with help from Michael Willard, Jr., of Harold's Garage. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen removes a crane harness from his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen looks up at his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen looks up at his steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.
  • SARAH GANZHORN<br/>Artist James Kitchen rests on his new steel sculpture, "Day's End," after installing it on the front lawn of the Northampton District Court Wednesday. The sculpture is about 20 feet tall and weighs 4,500 pounds.

NORTHAMPTON — Chesterfield sculptor James Kitchen’s Day’s End art installation arrived on the lawn of the Hampshire County Courthouse at the corner of Main and King streets Wednesday afternoon. It will reside there for about six months.

Just under 20 feet tall, it weighs in at 4,500 pounds. The piece previously was at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, at 1550 Main St. in Springfield, and in Elm Park in Worcester for two months. In May it was awarded first prize for best of show at the Paradise City Arts Festival.

“My hope is that people will think a moment when they view it,” Kitchen writes about the piece. “Is life all work with no balance in it for art, music, or time to ruminate and reflect without the media or others thinking for us?”

Kitchen has been making sculptures with scrap metal for about 15 years. His website is jameskitchen.com.

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