Tybee Island is on the Atlantic ocean and just about 12 miles from Savannah. Happily it is maintaining a low-scale skyline [four stories seemed the limit] and an 'old school' beach feel - more so, of course, when visiting in Winter.
Coming upon the Fish Art Gallery was quite a delight. Alas, it was closed, but as you can see, the yard is chock full of constructions and assemblages, and apparently some unique supplies for purchase for your own project.
|Torsos and body parts for sale|
|Want to do some shell art? Here:s a wagon-full|
Ralph Douglas Jones is The Fish Man, morphed from sign painter to artist. Here is a nice piece on his story at SavannahNow.com.
|Sign Painter Turned Artist - 2008|
Back in Savannah, away from the shops and galleries, I saw a space that looked like a gallery. Turns out it was a school administration building, but they were indeed hanging art. They let me wander in and explained it was a display of art from the Savannah schools, up to Middle School and there would be an opening and awards event later in the week.
I was given permission to photograph this large piece, which is a middle School collaborative project. The subject is Tomochichi the 17th century Chief who gave the land for the settlement of Savannah, I found this piece arresting,