World renowned sculpture Milton Sherrill
World renowned sculpture Milton Sherrill contributed an incredible work of art to the Yonkers community. In 2015, Sherrill created a sculpture to honor former Mayor of Yonkers Alfred Delbello. The work resides along the Alfred B. Delbello Riverwalk near Yonkers City Pier, overlooking the city he so loved.
“They’re simple line drawings, the idea being that less is more,” he says. “My sculpture influenced the drawings, not the other way around.”
Indeed, Sherrill’s drawings were inspired by his “Knowledge of Man I” and “Knowledge of Man II” series. These bronzes, many of which have an amber patina, possess a quality that evokes both the ancient and the futuristic. The heads are egg-shaped, recalling the elongated heads of Egypt’s pharaohs and queens as well as the headdresses of West African women while also suggesting creatures in a sci-fi movie. The bodies — spindly and angular yet round of belly — echo the shrouded figure in Martha Graham’s solo dance “Lamentation” and the sheathed royal women of ancient Egypt.