Joe Wheelwright has always worked big, whether carving faces out of 7-ton boulders or turning scraggly pine trees into towering sculptures fit for a Tim Burton movie. But the 65-year-old Dorchester artist’s latest plan is his most ambitious yet.
Wheelwright wants to carve a giant head on a mountain range in Peru.
And next week, he is flying to Cusco to begin talks with local business leaders and government officials in hope of raising money — and getting permission — to create a piece he believes could draw comparisons to Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Those familiar with Wheelwright’s work say the idea is just crazy enough to come together. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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