Four years in the making, the St. Augustine Art Association Sculpture Garden will be fully realized when two large-scale sculptures are installed in front of the organization’s landmark building at 22 Marine Street.
Two artists’ sculpture concepts were chosen as the 450th anniversary legacy designs that pay homage to the city’s past and explore a futuristic ideal.
Enzo Torcoletti, a St. Augustine resident and Flagler College professor emeritus of art, proposed a monolithic stone and steel abstract entitled Heavenly Bodies. The sculpture is a metaphor for artistic exploration and the inner workings of innovation and creation, according to the artist.
Richard Weaver, a Virginia artist with family ties to St. Augustine, proposed Signal From The Shore, a representational interpretation of a Native American child cast in bronze.
Permanent installation of the sculptures is slated for August with the garden dedication to follow in October. Each sculpture will be furnished with an interpretive TOUCH St. Augustine Braille marker, making them part of the citywide historic statuary Braille Trail for the blind that the Art Association installed last year.
Donors wishing to support the sculpture installations may contribute by calling the Art Association (904) 824-2310 or at www.touchstaugustine.com.