ANTONE KONST . . ‘LOVE DOVE’ / LIGHTHOUSE WORKS / FISHERS ISLAND, NY / UP THRU NOV

ANTONE KONST, ‘LOVE DOVE’, commissioned by Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY
up thru . . NOV 2020.


ANTONE KONST . . recently installed a new large sculpture, commissioned by LIGHTHOUSE WORKS, at the watery entry-way to Fishers Island, NY, a small private island enclave . . accessible only via ferry.


quite a beautiful piece, and not surprising, Antone’s imagination was set free, to sail above the horizons of mind, spirit, and actual land & sea.
composed of something like 1,500+ individual copper discs, the fluttery ‘heart’ must have been inspired by traditional ‘Copper Penny’ . . folk art ?
it’s designed to face & reflect at peak . . the intense glow of the sunset !!


here it is, installed / it looks small in the photo, because . . guess what ?
the ocean is LARGE !!
but look closely, the shiny coppery ‘mobile’ . . is bigger than a house !!
20, or even 30 ft. tall.


whoa !!
but, look !!
that shimmery, fluid copper ‘heart’ . . is actually the metallic back wings, of a cold concrete-looking / stained glass stone sculpture style . . . . totemic / BIRD !!
the dove of the title . . revealed.


it does have an eerie, deep / cold water / Norse sense to it.
like a proud & ancient . . ocean-going boat’s . . Viking figurehead.
and, don’t you wish everybody’s ‘moral compass’ . . was set so solid. true, and straight ?


the body is made from cast cement, which was hand-painted on site.
there is a metal armature supporting the cement.
apparently, Antone actually painted the cement on-site, so he could really narrow down on how the colors . . played with the surroundings. that was such a great, even epic narrative decision, because even from the photos, you can tell they have a real-time ‘reverb’ . . with the cold infinite ocean, and the small outpost island.
it’s not cathedral-colored stained glass, it’s ship-faring ocean colors.
it’s a nice play off the shimmery copper, as well.


the sun-thrown shadows of the wing’s copper discs, throw their own kind of cathedral light – upon the strong, simple bird / a totem-shape, a brave steadfast, look-out bird . . from an old, old fable, from an ancient cold ocean sea-faring land.

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ANTONE KONST, surveys the finished install . . . ‘Love Dove’.


bravo, Antone !!!

ALL PHOTOS BY NICHOLAS STEINDORF, thank you . . . NICK !!