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Davinoff’s creatures move on

Local News 22 Sep, 2022 1 Comments Follow News

The creatures were safely transported

One of the most popular sculptures is the octopus

This parrot doesn’t talk much

The crab is one of the most intricate pieces

Dave and Kathy spent 25 years in Cayman

The celebrated Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden in North Side has found a new home because the creator, David Quasius, aka Davinoff, is permanently moving back to America with wife Kathy.

The large sculptures were donated by Quasius, a concrete sculptor, who designed and built each piece by hand. They are an assortment of iguanas, parrots, crocodiles and many other creatures.

At least the concrete creatures are still on the prowl. They will continue to give much fun to visitors, particularly children, after relocating to the nearby Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

Quasius said: “I had so much fun making these sculptures. It is particularly fun visiting with people in the park and watching and listening to kids running nd laughing from one super-sized sculpture to another.

People from all over the world stop and enjoy having their picture taken with the sculptures.

• He started with smaller pieces in 1999 and gradually worked his way up to the larger sculptures.

• The larger pieces took about seven weeks to make and weigh 1,500-2,000 pounds.

Quasius posted the message: “Goodbye all! It is with a sad heart Kathy and I are announcing that after 25 years of enjoying our time in Cayman, we have sold the North Side beach house and are bracing ourselves to experience a nice cold, dark and snowy winter in Wisconsin.”

He mentioned that they are still in Cayman, retrieving personal items and leave for good on Monday 26 September.

He added: “Davinoff’s is now but a memory. But, it is a very good memory and I will always cherish and remember hearing the laughter of little children running from one super-sized animal sculpture to another in our front yard, often with parents and grandparents in tow. Kath and I met and were able to chat with people from all over the world. It was quite neat. Additionally, so many fun nights of cocktails in the park.”

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heather haines

23 Sep, 2022

i'm so sad to hear we're losing another cayman artist. it was because of him that i started offering my local hermit crabs growth shells. it has become a booming enterprise.
my family is in sault ste. marie., canada ( also michigan) so i TOTALLY understand your upcoming HUGE change in climate........... GOOD LUCK!!!!! and thanks for turning me on to the hermies!