Andy Moerlein, Migration, 2014. Granite, 4.5 x 4.5 x 13 ft. From “New Art Archaeology.

“New Art Archaeology”

Acton, Massachusetts

The Quarry

Just beyond a new cookie-cutter housing development, the woods of semi-rural Acton, Massachusetts, open up into an astonishing sight: an assortment of contemporary sculptures made from wire, granite, and repurposed old machines. This is The Quarry, the creation of two Boston-area sculptors and headquarters for a grass-roots initiative called Contemporary Arts Inter­national (CAI). For the past four years, CAI has hosted a three-week symposium during which resident artists create granite sculptures on site, using huge surplus blocks from the disused quarry on the grounds…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.