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Sacred Space at The Cove Atlantis

Updated: Jun 8, 2018

Celebrating the Seven Dancing Women at the Sacred Space art installation at The Cove in Atlantis

I didn't expect anything out of the ordinary during a Sunday morning walk with hubby. I knew we were going to walk along the beach. But Alan had bigger plans. He was going to take me to the Sacred Space.

He led me all the way to the tip of The Cove in Atlantis -- called The Cove Peninsula -- where the wooden sculptures of the Seven Dancing Women proudly stood. The arresting pieces were a creation of Antonius Roberts, a renowned local Bahamian artist. Each symbolic figure, carved out of a Madeira tree and accented with sculpted copper, represents hope and determination to preserve the environment and the heritage of The Bahamas.

They were compelling to say the least. The more I stared at them, the more they tugged at my heartstrings. I was in awe.

Who would have known that this bright and sunny morn was going to be filled with art appreciation? Kudos to hubby for making my day.

“I am creating this Sacred Space to be a specific, historical memorial in this location and to reflect and embody my personal philosophy about art and how it can be used interactively. It also embraces my profound interest in the conservation, preservation and transformation of our environment, and the 700 islands of The Bahamas.” ~Antonius Roberts, Bahamian artist and sculptor.
Installed in early November 2017, the Sacred Space is a permanent outdoor art exhibit at The Cove in Atlantis.

Learn more about Antonius Roberts here

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