The Sparks Avenue Roundabout welcomes a new installation by Nantucket sculptor, Billy Sherry. “Solidarity” is a steel sculpture measuring 9 feet tall.
“The colors represent the Ukrainian people who are suffering so terribly. The image of the two curved pieces intertwined represents the solidarity between the Ukrainian people and all freedom loving people in the world. All of us should have empathy for their suffering,” shares Sculptor Billy Sherry.
Sherry is a year-round Nantucket sculptor and graduate of Georgetown University, where he studied sculpture under Leonard Cave. His early work in carved wood was soon replaced with large steel abstract pieces after he met and worked with French sculptor Marc Berlet in Miami. Billy uses steel to create large outdoor works, indoor sculptures and wall sculptures that use the natural geometry of steel in formal and often lyrical statements. Sherry’s work is exhibited and sold across the globe.
Four local sculptors display work in the roundabout: John Evans, David Hostetler, Chris Oberg, and Billy Sherry. The four artists work together with the Office of Culture and Tourism to determine the sequence of presented work. Beginning with the current installation, pieces will be installed for a six-month period with works rotating each Spring and Fall.
For more information, please contact Shantaw Bloise-Murphy, Director of Culture and Tourism, Town of Nantucket at 508-325-5396 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.