Sculptures by renowned Wellington artist Colbert C. Collins will soon be on display throughout the Village of Wellington as part of the most recent installment of the Art in Public Places initiative.
Collins, a Wellington resident from 1977 to 2009, was a decorated paratrooper and ranger in the 101st Airborne Division, successful restaurateur and a prolific sculptor. Living for more than 30 years in the Wellington area, Collins’ sculptures reflect an inner vision that life is “a discovery of the inherent design and relationship between all things.”
His pieces mirror a fascination with movement and change and the importance of bonds between people. His wife, Shirley, was the director of the children’s library programs for all of Palm Beach County. Many of Collins’ works feature images of books and reading.
Four of Collins’ sculptures will be showcased in the following areas: the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd), Village Hall (12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd) and at the entrance to the Palm Beach Little Ranches community, where Collins resided.
For more information on Colbert Collins’ life and work, visit www.colbertccollinssculptures.com.