Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stargazer

If you travel between New York City and points East it is highly likely that you will find yourself in slow traffic on the Long Island Expressway behind a Hampton Jitney bus. Just follow the photo of Linda Scott's Stargazer sculpture on the Jitney and it will lead you straight to the Hamptons. A star gazing deer with antlers in its mouth gazes at the sky from a farm field off Route 111 in Manorville. A recent article in Dan's Papers includes the drawing below and retells the interesting tale of the Stargazer.


The Stargazer is made of painted stucco and wood mounted on metal. It was originally commissioned by ARF to serve as an arched entrance to their property in East Hampton. When the Town discovered how large the sculpture was they nixed that idea. Luckily Scott was able to find a home for Stargazer in Manorville. The Hampton Jitney and others are currently supporters of the Stargazer. 
Linda Scott has created other Stargazing sculptures.
"The Stargazer is the connection of the above to the below."
"We are a conscious relationship to the universe. We are responsible for our planet and its future.The Stargazers exist first as monumental sculptures and are the first figurative sculptures to be translated into buldings, which are proposed cultural resort and environmental centers around the world."
Painting by Linda Scott image from here
Stargazer jewelry.
View facing north of the Stargazer from here.
David Morris (original fabricator of the Stargazer) and Linda Scott
photo from here

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