The Summer Palace was completed by Patrick Dougherty about a year ago and has been one of the favorite exhibits here at the Morris Arboretum for a lot of our visitors. The Summer Palace has held up well over the last year but the record breaking snow this winter has paid a toll and collapsed some of the upper sections. Fortunately, the sculpture can be saved and we are working on fixing the sculpture over the next couple of weeks. We will be adding photos to our blog for you to check out the progress. This weekend would be a great opportunity to come and take a look at the Summer Palace and take some "before" shots (from afar, of course).
From Rob Cardillo, taken Summer, 2009
Taken today, March 31, 2010
More pictures and information to come...We will be introducing you to the people working on the project, what they are doing and pictures of the action - stay tuned.