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ALICE AYCOCK

Passion/ Passiflora Incarnation

Passion/Passiflora 1

2016
Powder coated aluminum, stainless steel, and concrete pool with fountain plumbing, LED lighting

Location: Segovia Street & Biltmore Way / Segovia Street & Coral Way
Sculpture Fabrication: EES Design LLC, Fort Lauderdale
Powder coating: American Protective Coating, Fort Lauderdale
Pool: Elite Waterworks, Inc., Miami

Two sculptures — celebrating Coral Gables’ roots as a Garden City — are installed on the Segovia Traffic Circles at Coral Way and Biltmore Way. The sculptures are taken in part from the passiflora (passion flower) species. Scaled to a gigantic size, the work also references transitions and communication through satellites, antennas, and mechanical robotic floral objects.

They were designed by renowned New York artist Alice Aycock, who was chosen by the City Commission to create the first major public artworks since Coral Gables founder George Merrick's day.

Aycock is a nationally renowned public artist whose sculptures are on display at major museums and public spaces across the country, including a recent installation on Park Avenue. For Coral Gables, Aycock's artworks include a large sculpture with fountain features at the intersection of Biltmore Way and a smaller companion sculpture at Coral Way. Aycock was chosen after a panel of arts experts reviewed 181 submissions from around the world.

Funding and support from: Neighborhood Renaissance Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

To find out more about the NEA, visit www.arts.gov   NEA-lockup-A

IN PROGRESS: 
Funding for the projects below is through private fees associated with the Art in Public Places program.

Jean Ward Sculpture Restoration
Four Jean Ward sculptures have been removed for restoration and re-painting. These important artworks donated on behalf of Jean Ward's family are being re-installed this Fall.

Giralda Avenue Streetscape: Artist, Sibylle Pasche 
Approved Proposal: click here to view the proposal with renderings.

Balboa Plaza: Artist, R & R Studios
Approved Proposal: click here to view the proposal with renderings.

Gables Waterway: Artist, Alberto Cavalieri
Approved Proposal: click here to view the proposal with renderings.

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UPCOMING PROJECTS:

Miracle Mile Streetscape
We're bringing art to the Mile! 
Artists Ball-Nogues Studio, David Brooks, and Meejin Yoon are preparing their initial concepts for public art along Miracle Mile at the mid-block crossings of the new streetscape project. Thank you to everyone who answered questions on the visioning survey.

A public meeting took place with the proposed artists on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at the Miracle Theatre: Click here to view the public notice.

Please check back for more information as it's available.

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Public Comment Request:
The City of Coral Gables, Art in Public Places program welcomes comment from members of the public interested in the public art projects listed below. Funding for the projects is through private development fees associated with the Art in Public Places program.

Comments are received for a limited time as noted.
When commenting, please include the Project Title in the subject field or at the top of your note.

There are no projects pending approval at this time.

Email:    aipp@coralgables.com
Mail:      Historical Resources & Cultural Arts Department, 2327 Salzedo St., Coral Gables, FL 33134

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 2/23/2017 2:03:32 PM