Chris Frost Builds Two New Birdhouses for the Bikeway in Arlington before Taking Colony Down

After more than two years of winning devoted fans and welcoming many special guests, “Colony” created by Christopher and Basil Frost is due to depart before October ends. When I visited for an emotional last look, I was glad to find that two new birdhouses nearby were ready for first looks, both full of their own appeal and promise.

New birdhouses (L) near steps to Spy Pond Park Playground, (R) near Linwood Street:

Posting now to alert local followers to the final weeks for Colony, I’ve quickly put up a few photos, quotes, and links. But I’ll be back, as soon as possible to post about additional amazing art along this part of the bike path.

Artist Christopher Frost‘s “Colony” installation has been surprising and delighting travelers on the Minuteman Bike Path, at its intersection with Linwood Avenue [St.] at Spy Pond Park.” (quote from Arts Boston Calendar October 2020)

“Since … [October, 2018], neighbors have been contributing an ever-rotating menagerie of tiny animals, toy figures, and other embellishments to the sculpture’s porches and walkways, for an unexpectedly interactive experience with the artwork.” ( quote from Arts Arlington calendar, Oct 6 -24)

First views of new birdhouse near Linwood Street:

First views of new birdhouse near stairway down to Spy Pond Park Playground:

Last views of Colony:

“The sculpture became a village, a cluster of domiciles, walkways, and ladders in the sky. Some of the buildings reflect familiar architectural styles: gothic, medieval, mission, classic New England. But most are simply fantasy.” (from statement about Colony with Audio Tour by Chris Frost)

Earlier posts about Christopher Frost’s Birdhouses:

BIRDWATCHING MERGES WITH WATCHING ART ON SOMERVILLE COMMUNITY PATH
BIRDS LED TO ABSORBING ART ON THE BIKEWAY IN ARLINGTON
CHRISTOPHER FROST’S “ANNEX” IN SOMERVILLE BUILDS BEAUTIFULLY ON HIS “COLONY” IN ARLINGTON
NEIGHBORS, NATURE AND TIME PLAY GREAT PARTS IN ART BY CHRISTOPHER FROST: COLONY AND MUCH MORE

Artist’s website: Christopher Frost Sculpture

Note from Chris and Basil Frost about removing COLONY October 25, 2020:

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