The Thomas Cole National Historic Site presents The Pollinator Pavilion, a new public artwork by internationally renowned artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood. The new artwork provides a fantastical architectural setting that offers miraculous moments in which individuals can encounter hummingbirds while exploring a nurturing relationship with nature. The Pollinator Pavilion was designed specifically for the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
The Pollinator Pavilion is a 21 ½-foot-high, painted wood, architectural confection draped with flowers, plants, and paintings by the artists, designed as much for hummingbirds as for people. Sherwood and Dion have worked with living animals for years and their approach is to emphasize the animal as an individual that is best appreciated by an actual face-to-face encounter.
Image: Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Sketch for The Pollinator Pavilion, 2020 (Interactive wood and metal sculpture (with acrylic on panel, potted and hanging plants, bird feeders, and seating 21 1/2 ‘ x 12’), watercolor and pencil on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site
218 Spring St
Catskill, NY 12414