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A statue of an elderly couple reading a (Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of an elderly couple reading a paper, in front of the Brookhaven Town Bay Area Senior Nutrition Center on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (Oct. 7, 2011)

Bronze statues decorate Shirley area

Six years ago, Pat Matthews purchased nine bronze statues while on vacation near Atlantic City. Now, those nine statues and 14 others are fixtures along William Floyd Parkway and throughout Shirley, Mastic and Mastic Beach.

A statue of man on a rock blowing
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of man on a rock blowing a horn while holding two dogs sits in front of the Mastic Beach Property Owner's Association at Orchid Drive and Neighborhood Road. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl and a boy
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of a girl and a boy reading a book on a bench, in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of an elderly couple reading a
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of an elderly couple reading a paper, in front of the Brookhaven Town Bay Area Senior Nutrition Center on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach. (Oct. 7, 2011)

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A statue of two girls and a boy
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of two girls and a boy reading a book on top of a log sits in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

Statues of children playing on rocks sit in
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

Statues of children playing on rocks sit in front of the McDonald's and Kohl's shopping center on Montauk Highway. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of William Floyd created in 2005
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of William Floyd created in 2005 by local artist Santo Matarazzo of Mastic Beach sits in front of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl, a boy and
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of a girl, a boy and a dog sitting on a bench playing a game of checkers, in front of the Mastic Recreation Center on Herkimer Street. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a boy pushing a turtle
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of a boy pushing a turtle in front of the Hess gas station at William Floyd Parkway and Ostend Circle. (Oct. 7, 2011)

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A statue of a girl walking a horse
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of a girl walking a horse at the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of three children with a dog
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of three children with a dog on a log sits in front of the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station off William Floyd Parkway. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl and a boy
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of a girl and a boy reading a book at the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

A statue of a girl reading a book,
(Credit: Desiree Keegan)

A statue of a girl reading a book, in front of the Mastic-Shirley Long Island Rail Road station off William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. (Oct. 7, 2011)

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