Barney Zeitz Immigrant Memorial

Vineyard Haven artist, Barney Zeitz, has just completed a stainless steel sculpture memorial to honor post-Pilgrim immigrants in the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

A specially constituted selection committee chose Zeit’s design for the work last autumn from three finalists, culled from responses to the council’s request for proposals from artists. The dedication ceremony for the sculpture took place early October.

The memorial stands 12 feet high and depicts a cluster of figures in relief above curved panels that suggest the hull of a ship. The base of the piece is inscribed with text by Rev. Peter Gomes, a Plymouth resident and Havard University minister and professor. An eagle at the top symbolizes the American dream. Zeitz describes it as, “adventurous, protective, and a little bit agressive because that’s the way we all are.”

To view more of Barney Zeitz Public Works and Memorials commissioned for exterior spaces.

Movie of Barney Zeitz working on the memorial.

Finished Memorial

YouTube Preview Image

Category: articles, featured, glass, metal  |  Tags:

Comments are closed.