Data visualizers are a different breed. We scope out cool charts for kicks and hold up people like Edward Tufte as our celebrities. Clear your plans and get your fame fix at Tufte’s third annual open house. On one Saturday only, visitors can view his 80 large scale landscape works that 234 acres on Hogpen Hill Farms in northwest Connecticut.
Works at the open house include a series called Continuous Silent Megaliths: Structures of Unknown Significance, hundreds of tons of native rock into towering sculptures. The “stone+air” works, created with the help of stone worker Dan Snow, are reminiscent of the land art movement that began in the ’60s.
But Tufte doesn’t mean for these works to be abstractions or to represent anything, unlike his Richard Feynman-inspired All Possible Photons, a gallery show at ET Modern in which he created abstracted versions of the physicist’s subatomic particle diagrams. While those pieces are metal curlicues that represent subatomic matter, the works on... keep reading