"FOREVERGLADES" IS A MONUMENTAL WORK OF ART, TEN YEARS IN PRODUCTION. THE INSTALLATION TOTALLY COVERS THE INTERIOR WALLS OF CONCOURSE J WITH CAST STONE PANELS SHOWING BAS RELIEF OF FLORIDA FLORA. THE FLOORS ARE DOMINATED WITH TEXT ALLOWING THE VIEWERS TO READ A BOOK OF MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS, "RIVER OF GRASS". THE GLASS CURTAIN WALL IN THE INTERIOR IS ILLUMINATED WITH ART GLASS BRINGING BRILLIANT COLOR TO THE CAVERNOUS SPACE. THIS PROJECT WAS ABOUT CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE NO OTHER. IT IS THE VISUALIZATION OF THE ESSENCE OF SOUTH FLORIDA.
THERE IS NO BEGINNING OR END TO THE INTEGRATION OF THE ART WITHIN THE ARCHITECTURE. IT IS A HOMOGENOUS WHOLE. MY INTENTION WAS THAT THE ENTIRE SPACE BE RELEVANT AND EXPERIENCED.
THIS COLLABORATION INVOLVED CLOSE AND CONTINUOUS INVOLVEMENT FROM THE OUTSET OF THE SEMINAL DRAWINGS OF THE AIRPORT. LIGHTING, STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS, TECHNICAL ISSUES, MAINTENANCE, AND ALL WORKMEN FROM ALL TRADES WORKED AS A TEAM.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.