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Soft Cones

Taylor Apostal
Apostal sculpture at Site

Taylor Apostal


Born in Washington, D.C., Taylor Apostol spent her formative years living in Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, and the suburbs of Philadelphia. Apostol earned her BA in Studio Art at the University of Vermont and MFA in Sculpture at Boston University. She studied marble carving in Florence and Carrara, Italy, and has attended residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, MA and Sias International University in Xinzheng, China. She currently lives and works in the Boston area.

Artist Vision

“Loosely modeled after the Eastern White Pine cone (Pinus Strobus), these three sculptures are in various states of opening and closing. When the humidity is low, the cones are more open and release their winged seeds.

I wanted to create something grounded, soft and inviting, nestled among the trees.

The Eastern White Pine is very common in this park and by carving the cones in marble I wanted to capture a moment in their lifecycle.

The brightly flocked cones serve as directional markers, pointing the viewer along the pathway towards “Memorial to Midday” and “Counts from Ten on Fish Fingers”.”  -Taylor Apostol


Mine Falls Park entrance on Stadium Drive, along the trailhead that’s to the right of the skate park, up the trail on top of the small hill.

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