Friday, January 18, 2008

Key West Sculpture

Each year during the middle of January there is much hustle and bustle down at the park on the beach. Why? Because sculptor's from around the world bring a piece of their art to our tiny island and install it near the beach for a month. This great event is called "Sculpture Key West". Some of these installations are enormous and are made from many materials such as metal, fiberglass, cloth and even stone. Creativity and imagination of these artists always amazes me. Also, besides being at the beach, artists are installing some of their creations throughout the town of Key West. I was on a bike ride today and noticed a monster of some sorts being installed in the pond in front of the police department and their was "heavy equipment" installing some type of metal piece in the Garden Club area. I am looking forward to the event which starts soon.

Just to give you an idea of "Sculpture Key West", here are a couple of photos from last year. I surely will have photos for you this year when the event is complete.

This is a "very big bird" made of metal.

Check out these "guard dogs"!

A very tall horse made from fiberglass and yarn.
Metal hawk heading for a landing.
Head in the sand!
I have been working, mostly painting woodwork, around the house this week getting ready for the gang from up north to arrive in February so not much cooking going on here. Hope you enjoyed a few photos from "Sculpture Key West" and I look forward to showing you more of this year's show.
More food and wine in the near future!!!!


Wendy said...

Is it just me or do those guard-dogs looks very Egyptian?

Lucy said...

Sculpture always looks best outside, with lots of open space - thanks for sharing this Deb, I love seeing how events like this come together.

Love the rooster!

Anonymous said...

Those are amazing and cool. I would love to see more. Can't wait :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I love the sound of this event...they are more permanent than the ice carved sculptures at Silver Star Mountain in the winter or the sand sculptures at Hot Sands Beach in the summer.

Katie Zeller said...

What a fun event!
And the beach...warm, sunny weather...a bike ride...sigh...

Unknown said...

I live the guard dogs, the birds and the very tall horse. The chicken is appropo for the now-wild chickens that live on Key West.

Unknown said...

ooops, I meant to say i LIKE, not live.

winedeb said...

Hi Wendy, yes they do...kind of interesting.

Hey Lucy, more from this year's event soon!

Won't be long Maryann!

Hey Valli, yes, ice sculpting is not very popular here! I love ice sculpting though, very talented artists!

Yes Katie, nice event and wish you were here to bike with me!

Hey Lannae, I forgot to ask you if you saw any of our chickens! What a hoot!

Sophie said...

Cool pictures Deb - thanks for showing them to us! The cockerel/chicken is particularly fabulous

Anonymous said...

That looks like a lot of fun! How fab to be able to wander/bike around and see all these wonderful sculptures on your daily travels. It certainly makes you smile!