Sacred Space at The Cove Atlantis
On November 3, 2017, The Cove at Atlantis debuted a permanent art installation on the tip of The Cove’s peninsula by Antonius Roberts, a renowned Bahamian artist and sculptor.
Sacred Space, a sculpture series, represents seven dancing women who each represent the intention of triumph, hope and determination and a vision to help conserve Bahamian heritage over that which is discarded or destroyed in the name of progress. Each figure was sculpted using local Madeira Trees, and born out of the artist’s deep-seated respect for the environment, the sanctity and signiﬁcance of the country’s trees and forests.
Antonius Roberts commented, “I am creating this Sacred Space to be a specific, historical memorial in this location and to reflect and embody my personal philosophy about art and how it can be used interactively. It also embraces my profound interest in the conservation, preservation and transformation of our environment, and the 700 islands of The Bahamas.”