A Memorial Bowing
Public Art
Miami FL
2012


This commemorative artwork imagines a creative possibility out of the destruction of the Orange Bowl. A Memorial Bowing recalls the enormous MIAMI ORANGE BOWL sign from the stadium that stood on this site from 1937 until its demolition in 2008. The letters from the sign are reconstructed at their original ten-foot height and scattered throughout the east plaza of the Marlins Ballpark. Their positions capture an ambiguous moment between ruin and rebuilding; some letters stand vertically, others submerge themselves in the ground, and others lay horizontally as if at rest. As visitors move through the plaza, new alignments are created between the letters, spelling out different words as the new stadium is glimpsed through fragments of the old.

This artwork is part of the collection of Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places program, made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Photos by Noah Kalina