Monday, July 7, 2014

New public art sculpture ‘Adjacent’ has been unveiled at National Gallery — Cayman Islands, West Indies

Sculptor Davin Ebanks, center, with collaborators Nathan Weinbaum, left,
and Steven Durow unveil their statue at the National Gallery (CayCompass Photo: Chris Court)
The new public art sculpture ‘Adjacent’ has been unveiled. The 11 foot glass and concrete piece was created by artist Davin Ebanks. The artist explains how Cayman's heritage served as inspiration for the design, and speaks about the process of creating the sculpture. The project was sponsored by Water Authority to commemorate the company's 30th anniversary. — Read more:
Excerpt of Caymanian Compass Article: ‘National Gallery unveils public sculpture’ by: Laura Buttigieg, published on 03 July, 2014 - “Adjacent,” Davin Ebanks’s 8-foot onyx and glass sculpture representing Cayman’s iconic catboat, has been unveiled at the entrance to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The sculpture represents two half-models of the catboat standing upright and intersecting to symbolize the bow and the stern of the vessel – connecting the historical and contemporary cultural environments of the Cayman Islands … Natalie Urquhart, the National Gallery’s director and curator, said the gallery was thrilled to unveil the important piece of public art which stands as a permanent celebration of the island’s maritime heritage. ‘Davin’s piece aims to blend past and present Cayman by drawing a half-model form of a traditional Caymanian catboat – an iconic shape that will resonate across all members of the community – and reworking this as a minimalist concrete and glass sculpture,’ Ms. Urquhart said.”Read more:
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The Making of "Adjacent" by Davin Ebanks

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