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Outdoor Sculpture (Town-Sponsored)

Outdoor installations of Town-owned three-dimensional artworks are documented in this section of the Public Art Inventory.

Title:  Generations

Artist(s):  Madeline Wiener

Other Collaborators:  Commissioned by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative in cooperation with the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and from Suffolk County

Year of Creation:  2013

Medium:  Carved Adair Limestone

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  Four elements grouped within circle 16 ft. in diameter with tallest element 4 ft. high

Description:  A circular grouping of four sculptural elements carved from Adair Limestone, comprised of two figurative elements - a guitar player with outstretched leg & a seated grandmother with standing child - along with a drum and a guitar case. 

Markings/Inscriptions:  ALUMINUM PLAQUE MOUNTED IN PAVERS:  Generations; Created by Madeline Wiener; 2013, Adair Limestone;
Commissioned by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative in cooperation with the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
and from Suffolk County.

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Huntington Station Plaza, southeast corner of New York Ave. & Olive St.

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington

Title:  Intervals of Prime #3

Artist(s):  John Clement

Year of Creation:  2000

Other Dates:  Installed in Heckscher Park on long-term loan in May 2001.  Subsequently purchased by the non-profit Huntington Cultural Affairs Institute with private support contributed for that purpose, the work was donated to the Town's Public art Collection in June 2004.

Medium:  3 1/2 in. Steel pipe

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  94 x 160 x 109 in.

Description:  Graceful contour line creates two circular sweeps culminating in a straight tube thrusting at a 45-degree angle through the center of the sculpture. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Village

Street/Site Location:  Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave.

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington

 

Title:  Ferrous Equinous

Artist(s):  Sandy Farkas

Year of Creation:  2007

Other Dates: Gift of the artist accepted on September 7, 2010; installed on September 22, 2010.

Medium:  Welded steel & chain

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  70 x 90 x 24 in.

Description:  Life-sized sculpture of a walking horse created from welded steel with galvanized chain used to create the horse's mane and tail. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Fair Meadow Park at NW corner of Park Ave. & Pulaski Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington

 
 Title:  Dress Armor

Artist(s):  Thea Lanzisero

Other Collaborators:  Purchased by the Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative with the assistance of various private donors. 

Year of Creation:  2010

Medium:  Welded steel (painted)

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  5 x 3 x 3 ft.

Description:  A life-size white dress made of welded steel "bagel chips" stands upright as if worn by an invisible person.  (See text of artist's statement below.)  For additional information on this work click here.

Markings/Inscriptions:  Text on Interpretive Plaque:  This dress was created as a contemplative sculpture that connects memory, loss, femininity and hope. This is a full-scale sculpture of a young woman’s dress reminiscent of the era of Anne Frank and reflective of Anne’s childhood innocence and adolescent hopes and dreams. The empty dress plays tribute to the young woman whose life was cut short, symbolizing our temporary physical presence here while connecting the threads of lasting memory.

My work has explored the dress as a form and symbol of feminine identity. I have explored this form through handmade paper maquettes, tree dresses out of bamboo, sewn paper costumes, and finally a steel child’s dress. I want the pieces to convey gesture and movement, although they are static.

I’m interested in creating bold feminine structures that encompass a balance between nature and manmade. In a body of work inspired by the circle, I meditate on feminine aspects of egg, birth, and cyclical patterns. Individual circles are constructed to balance solid form with negative space, allowing light and air to flow through. Playing with negative space as an equal element, the exoskeleton forms engage the viewer to visually “fill in” information or look through and beyond. These armor-like lace structures are vulnerable yet fearless.

Hamlet:  Melville

Street/Site Location:  Anne Frank Memorial Garden in Arboretum Park

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington

 
Title:  Fan Fare

Artist(s):  David Haussler

Year of Creation:  2001

Other Dates: Gift of the artist installed on February 23, 2017; formally accepted by the Town on March 14, 2017.

Medium:  Welded steel

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  14 ft. x 78 in. x 78 in.

Description:  A form reminiscent of an old windmill such as those that frequently dot the landscape in rural areas in midwest. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Fair Meadow Park at NW corner of Park Ave. & Pulaski Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington

 
Title:  Water Twist

Artist(s):  David Haussler

Year of Creation:  1986

Other Dates: Gift of the artist installed on February 23, 2017; formally accepted by the Town on March 14, 2017.

Medium:  Enameled welded steel

Approx. Dimensions (HxWxD):  112 x 54 in. x 48 in.

Description:  A form evocative of a spiraling water spout or tornado. 

Hamlet:  Huntington Station

Street/Site Location:  Fair Meadow Park at NW corner of Park Ave. & Pulaski Rd.

Owner/Administrator:  Town of Huntington