North Country School students install first part of sea serpent sculpture
SARANAC LAKE — A 7-foot-tall midsection of a sea serpent made its way into this village Monday afternoon.
The metallic monster was created in a 3-D design and metal sculpture class at North Country School in Lake Placid. Carried by a dozen children, it now rests near the sidewalk of Woodruff Street, a scaly surprise for anyone walking past the Domenico Electrical workshop.
The life-size art installation was designed and constructed by students in North Country School teacher Larry Robjent’s class and donated to the Domenico family, who are displaying the beast on the side lawn of their apartment building on the one-way downtown street, across the street from the art galleries.
After weeks of work, the serpent, made entirely of recycled metal, was loaded off a trailer by the eighth- and ninth-graders who built it. The move frees up space in their workshop so they can start constructing the head and tail, which will be added simultaneously after the end of winter.
The current plans include the ability to stand up inside the beast’s head and pivot its fearsome gaze from Broadway to Church Street.
The Domenicos also have plans to light the creature during Christmas and Winter Carnival.