Gripping North Side sculptures

“The Michelangelo of North Side,” sculptor David Quasius, known as “Davinoff,” has just completed his latest work. “Spectre the Octopus” is now on display at Davinoff’s Concrete Sculpture Garden on Old Robin Road.

All of his sculptures depict Cayman’s fauna on land or below the sea. Offering up hugs, Spectre was designed so visitors can pose within the creature’s tentacles for a most unusual snapshot.

James Bond aficionados will recognize the octopus’s playful name, the moniker of a far-reaching many-armed global criminal organization the super-spy has been up against since “Thunderball” came out in the early 1970’s.

Mr. Quasius and his wife Cathy have been visiting the island for extended periods since 1998.

Between snorkeling, relaxing and reading, Mr. Quasius keeps busy with his favorite passion – sculpting.

The sculpture garden, which is actually the Quasius’s front yard, is open to the public, free of charge. Garnering numerous enthusiastic reviews from visitors, the park ranks as TripAdvisor’s top attraction in North Side.

Davinoff’s creations are composed of a formula of rebar, concrete, talent and patience. His artworks usually start from a model and then are recreated in large scale.

The artist says his next project will be a pair of Cayman parrots, the islands’ national bird, who will soon be joining Spectre, Clawdette the Crab, and Ivana the Blue Iguana.