Tree sculpture installation

Sculptor Harold Grinspoon, at right, oversees the installation of his tree sculpture, “Epiphany,” in Westfield Jan. 15, 2021. (HOPE E. TREMBLAY/THE WESTFIELD NEWS

WESTFIELD – The Harold Grinspoon sculpture “Epiphany” was installed in the Kane/Wojtkiewicz park on North Elm Street behind the clock tower on Jan. 15.

Grinspoon, a 92-year old Agawam sculptor and philanthropist, has been taking dying trees and giving them new life in sculpture for the past 20 years. “Epiphany” was created from a single live oak log. The Planning Board sought the sculpture for Westfield, which was approved by the Parks & Recreation Committee and the City Council.

The installation is on loan to the city at no cost for 24 months, with annual renewals up to five years. Installation fees and cost were also paid by Harold Grinspoon Artworks.

Grinspoon has said he likes people to have beauty in their town and it gets his name out. He oversaw the installation of the sculpture Friday, which was done by Harold Grinspoon Artworks staff.

A Harold Grinspoon Artworks crew member makes sure a sculpture is secured before moving it to its location in a giant raised concrete planter by the Twin River Bridges. (HOPE E. TREMBLAY/THE WESTFIELD NEWS)

Artist Harold Grinspoon is framed by his scultpure titled “Epiphany,” which was gently installed Jan. 15, 2021 in the park by the Twin River Bridges. (HOPE E. TREMBLAY/THE WESTFIELD NEWS)

Sculptor Harold Grinspoon watches as his tree sculpture is installed Friday. The sculpture is on loan to the city free of charge. (HOPE E. TREMBLAY/THE WESTFIELD NEWS)

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