Photo gallery: Larger than life sculpture in downtown Northampton

Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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.