There’s a surprising abundance of public art on Shelter Island. Sculptures seem to be everywhere! I’ve already shared photos of most.
Amazing sculptures along the length of Shelter Island can be seen here and here and here and here and here and here and here!
As you might recall, yesterday’s blog post featured a few photographs from a walk in front of the Silver Gate Yacht Club. I looked skyward at a bronze sailor high on a ship’s mast holding a spyglass. During that same walk along Shelter Island Drive yesterday, I paused to admire three additional sculptures!
The first graces a parking entrance to Humphrey’s world-famous outdoor concert venue. I’m not sure who created the artwork. I could see no plaque, nor find any information. Part of the metal sculpture looks like an electric guitar. Or perhaps it’s an abstract face producing jagged sound waves! I hope someone out there knows more about it.
The next photo is of a small sculpture perched outside the lobby of the Island Palms Hotel.
It appears to have been created by Alber de Matteis, the same artist who created that very first sculpture I linked to. He has a distinctive style.
Lastly, the third sculpture is definitely by Alber de Matteis! According to a nearby plaque, it’s titled Timeless Wave.
Like a blue wave curling in to the earthy shore, the graceful artwork stands between Shelter Island Drive and a hotel parking lot, directly in front of the Island Palms Hotel’s Casa Del Mar Building. It was dedicated June 2009.
The plaque features a short but evocative poem that begins:
The Waves ebb and flow,
they are the breath of the ocean.
Like two hands reaching out for one another…
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