Goshen, Massachusetts: Three Sisters Sanctuary: Giant Tin Man, Dragon

Lots of odd junk art, much of it very large, spread through a dozen outdoor spaces. Includes a 16-foot-tall Tin Man out by the highway. Old bicycles seem to be the construction material of choice. Part of Richard Richardson's Three Sisters Sanctuary art environment.

Good Time Stove Co.

Address:
188 Cape St., Goshen, MA
Directions:
Good Time Stove Co. I-91 exit 18 onto Hwy 5 north. At the fifth set of lights (around two miles) turn left (southwest) onto Hwy 9 for around 13.5 miles through Williamsburg and into Goshen. Turn right onto Hwy 112/Cape St. and follow for around two miles. On the right.
Hours:
Daily 8 am-dusk (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
413-268-3677
Admission:
Free to see Tin Man; Admission to the rest is $10.
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Art from old bikes.

Three Sisters Sanctuary: Folk Art

An artist built this sanctuary in his eight-acre back yard. We visit every year because he adds more and more each time. It's a combination of huge, whimsical metal/glass art pieces and amazing gardens all surrounded by natural "Goshen" stone that he has made into rooms and an amphitheater. There are sitting places and a wonderful fish pond and stream, too. He turns junk into beauty. Sometimes he rents it for parties and concerts, so check their website before you visit.

[Amy O., 08/11/2013]

Dragon sculpture.

Giant Mallet-Wielding Tin Man with a Heart

There's way more to see at the Good Time Stove Company than just the tin man with a heart. There's a walk-through arch made of bicycles welded together, a garden of rusted bicycles implanted in the ground, an arbor, odd sculptures, and a big folk art style installation made up of found objects and stone that culminates in a giant dragon head.

[Dean Jeffrey, 09/02/2009]

Tin Man with a Mallet and a Heart.

Giant Mallet-Wielding Tin Man with a Heart

At the Good Time Stove Company, a giant metal man -- two+ stories high -- wielding hammer and tongs, with a giant red heart! Created by the shop owner, a metalworker.

[Mark Lattanzi, 06/20/2004]

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