Survival of Serena, Epoxy painted in lacquer, Swarovski Crystal Cap, 38 x 84 x 32 inches. Created as a public piece for Markowicz Fine Art in the Miami Design District
The goal was to bring art to the public. The piece was conceived and created to engage the public to interact and learn about art.
This sculpture was a collaboration with 5 of my studio assistants and took 2 years to complete
“Survival of Serena”
I visualized a swimmer alone in the water. I saw her serene and tranquil, at peace….. Serena is the historical name of Venice. It is feminine and means serene, peaceful, or calm. The meaning came from the Latin name derived from serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, and serene.” The physical sense of being at peace derived from the act of submerging in water suggests the importance of an ordinary and universal activity. I was inspired by immigrants I saw floating on life rafts coming from Cuba to Key West.
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