As you enter the sculpture garden, to your left you’ll find “Dance of the Cranes” by American sculptor John Raimondi (b. 1948). It was given by J. David Veselsky in memory of Ferris P. Ellis and Leslie C. White. John Raimondi, considered one of America’s finest living sculptors, began creating monumental sculpture in 1970. To date he has completed more than one hundred monumental sculptures for public, corporate, and private collections worldwide. This “Dance of the Cranes” is a 10-foot-high garden version of the 60-foot-high sculpture created for the Omaha, Nebraska, Airport in 1988, believed to be the tallest bronze sculpture in America. Using reality as a base, Raimondi studied the Sandhill Cranes to create this elegant sculpture, capturing the essence of their flight and ritual mating dance.
John Raimondi was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts and is a long-time resident of Palm Beach County.
As you look at the front of “Dance of the Cranes,” please turn right and head north, alongside the wall.