For those on Grand Cayman looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the island’s west side, a visit to Old Man Bay will bring solitude, quite and… concrete.
Located snuggly between the main island’s North Side and East End, the private residence and concrete sculpture garden of David Quasis, aka Davinoff, seemingly appears out of nowhere. Drive too fast on the rural neighborhood road and you might miss it.
Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden is home to a larger-than-life Blue Iguana (a species unique to the island), a giant crab and an octopus, among others. Most of the sculptures depict animals from around Grand Cayman, a place that Davinoff vacations in for part of the year.
Quasis began the park in 1999 with the smaller sculptures and then gradually introduced larger sculptures to the park. On average, it took him about seven weeks to construct some of the larger all-concrete sculptures. Made on one concrete slab, the sculptures are coated in a mix of cement/sand mortar and weigh an average of 1,000 to 2,000 pounds.