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Sculpture Garden Comes to Robbins Lane

All of the artwork in the garden consists of sculptures made during the school’s annual artist-in-residence week.

Robbins Lane Elementary School in the Syosset Central School District has a new addition to its courtyard – the Mother Nature Sculpture Garden. All of the artwork in the garden consists of sculptures made during the school’s annual artist-in-residence week. During that week, a professional artist visits and works with every student as they contribute to schoolwide sculptures. Students help paint, construct and create the sculptures, depending on their grade level.

Several wood figure sculptures in the courtyard were made during Bellport-based artist John DiNaro’s visit to the school last year. This year, Tonito Valderrama acted as the artist-in-residence in mid-November, creating several interactive and moveable sculptures constructed from wood, old buoys, screen and other recyclable material. The sculptures represent a variety of wild animals, including the spotted salamander, garter snake, ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern box turtle, spring peeper tree frog, snail, honeybee, monarch butterfly, dragonflies, black ants and ladybugs. The new sculptures were either installed in the ground or hung from trees in the courtyard.

 Robbins Lane Elementary School in the Syosset Central School District has a new addition to its courtyard – the Mother Nature Sculpture Garden. All of the artwork in the garden consists of sculptures made during the school’s annual artist-in-residence week. During that week, a professional artist visits and works with every student as they contribute to schoolwide sculptures. Students help paint, construct and create the sculptures, depending on their grade level.

 Several wood figure sculptures in the courtyard were made during Bellport-based artist John DiNaro’s visit to the school last year. This year, Tonito Valderrama acted as the artist-in-residence in mid-November, creating several interactive and moveable sculptures constructed from wood, old buoys, screen and other recyclable material. The sculptures represent a variety of wild animals, including the spotted salamander, garter snake, ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern box turtle, spring peeper tree frog, snail, honeybee, monarch butterfly, dragonflies, black ants and ladybugs. The new sculptures were either installed in the ground or hung from trees in the courtyard.

 

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