By Sharon Aron Baron
Help pick the city’s next public art piece.
Four sculptures are on display until June 2022 along Sample Road and the ArtWalk as part of the city’s Public Art Program, and residents are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece.
The sculpture with the most votes will be presented to the Public Art Committee as a recommendation for purchase by the city for display in a public location.
The following lists the names of each sculpture and artist:
Hera – The Blue Heron
Artist: Lee Bell. Located at the 9800 Block and Sample Road.
This 66” x 35” x16” sculpture was constructed using recycled media, steel, compounded cement, and lath. One of Bell’s artistic goals is for the work to draw attention to the often subtle use of recycled materials. Bell creates work in an intuitive manner of conversation between upcycled and recycled materials mixed with compounded cement, steel, and a strong affinity for nature.
Artist: Lee Bell at the SW corner of NW 101st Ave and Sample Road
This imaginative sculpture is constructed from mixed media, recycled media, steel, compounded cement, and lath. It also includes exterior concrete dyes, stains, and sealant. Standing at 84″ x 36″ x 20”, the piece was created to bring a figure to life that is both whimsical and elegant while demonstrating an appreciation for all things in nature.
Artist: Béju. Located at the NE corner of NW 99th Way and Sample Road
Dudali represents the power of feigned simplicity. At 7’ x 5’ x 4’, the sculpture is a spontaneous character through whom the artist candidly illustrates joyful human interactions inspired by his view of society. Dudali’s minimalism and seemingly simplistic creations result from tedious studies of body movement leading to complex and precise realizations. The purer the form, the more rigorous its implementation
Artist: Rabbi Yitzchok Moully. Located at The ArtWalk
Standing at 8’ x 6’ x 6’, “Overflowing Blessings” celebrates collective gratitude. Every layer of color poured into the Cup of Blessings represents one person’s gratitude. The complete sculpture is a visualization of gratefulness and a monument to the positive aspects of life.
According to the city, the artwork collection includes permanently sited and integrated works commissioned through a public process.
The city stewards and maintains the artwork through an ongoing program of coordinated conservation activities, including inspections, major restorative work, and routine maintenance.
No tax dollars go toward purchasing public art in Coral Springs. All financing comes from a fee charged to developers with projects larger than 12,500 square feet. Developers may contribute to the Public Art Fund or purchase artwork to display on their property following Chapter 6 of the city’s Land Development Code.
To vote, visit CoralSprings.org/PublicArt.
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