Harvey Fite

January 4, 2018

Sculpture Park and Museum

In 1939 Harvey Fite, born in 1903 and died in 1976, started to create an outdoor space to display his sculptures. Thirty seven years later it was completed and somewhere along the way he realized that it was a work of art without any sculptures in it. Fite is a self taught artist who used dry keystone masonry without any mortar hand carving the components. It is called Opus 40 and is a 6.5 acre sculpture gallery in the middle of the outdoors located near Woodstock, NY. You can learn more about Fite and the sculpture park. The public is welcome, although it is not open year round.

I was reminded of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers where Gladwell claims that it takes 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become world-class in any field. Fite’s work is amazing – check out the video to see it up close without traveling there.

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/101925001″>Opus 40 Sculpture Park and Museum</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/josephcooper”>Joseph Cooper</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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