I’ve always wondered about the cool sculpture that stands in front of Humphreys Half Moon Inn on Shelter Island. It’s situated right next to one of the hotel’s driveways.
Last weekend, during my walk along Shelter Island Drive, I paused by the sculpture and looked about for some information. And I found it!
A plaque at the sculpture’s base reads:
The sculpture is inspired by waves
breaking on the shores of the bay.
It Reflects the play of sunlight throughout
the day on the surface of the ocean.
It recalls the connection of the moon and
So as waves on the ocean it also portrays
waves of sound.
The mass of the sculpture transforms itself
from baritone to soprano
Creating a song that tells the story of the
place where we have found shelter.
ALBER DE MATTEIS, SCULPTOR
To have discovered such a poetic description was a wonderful surprise. I also noted the sculpture is dated 2004.
If the name of this artist seems familiar, you might recall seeing photographs of abstract sculptures by Alber De Matteis in National City and Liberty Station.
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