STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A handful of sculptures in dancing positions have found a home behind the Visitors Center of Conference House Park.
The five figures, created by Staten Island artist DB Lampman, were originally part of “The Dance,” a public art installation in Stapleton’s Tappen Park around 2014 honoring the borough’s diversity and different cultures.
Stapleton, where Lampman lives, is home to large populations from Sri Lanka, Liberia, Ghana, the Gold Coast, Mexico, and Central and South America.
“I am transported to Sri Lanka when I eat at Lakruwana restaurant, West Africa when I see the brightly colored Kente cloth on sale in the shops, and I am reminded of my youth growing up in New Mexico when I buy dried chili peppers at Mexico Azteca,” Lampman told the Advance/SILive.com in 2014. “Stapleton is a vibrant neighborhood, and Tappen Park is an old fashioned town…