Sculpture at Alys

Sculpture at Alys

Sculpture at Alys
Images by Rob Culpepper

Before the first lot was leveled, the foundation for beauty and art at Alys Beach had begun. The architectural and communal visions were strong, but also underlying the town plan was a vision for art in the community, particularly as it pertained to outdoor sculpture. The Alys Foundation believes art within the environment is part of the larger artistic thread woven throughout the fabric of the town. As the town grows, the foundation will continue its commitment to enhance the lives of residents and visitors through outdoor sculpture.

We allow art to speak within and into our landscape, whether tucked within the natural grasses on the north side of the property or in our parks and common areas. It was fitting that our first piece, which sits within the Alys Beach Sales Center courtyard, our very first building, should be Alberta by Sonia Eberling of Brazil. Eberling’s passion for art stemmed from a celebration of humanity interacting with nature. With each piece we add to our collection, we strive to continue that celebration of beauty, of diversity, and of mindfulness of the world around us.

“Art within the environment is part of the larger artistic thread woven throughout the fabric of the town.”

Our collection has grown to include pieces from artists from around the world, pieces made of teak, bronze, marble, and more. Our newest installation is a striking piece created by the world-renowned German artist Christian Peschke. The marble, resin-coated sculpture of a dancing woman, Tänzerin, is classic Peschke, who is considered to be one of the foremost representatives of twentieth century modern art. His work is rooted in a life defined by joy and beauty.

Tänzerin, along with each piece we bring to Alys Beach, joins with the landscape to be more than simply the sum of their parts. Just as no guest experiences Alys Beach the same way, sculpture interacts with our environment likewise, varying in design, in medium, and in origin. We, like the art we celebrate, are individuals finding commonality and connection within the beauty of the landscape we call home.