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Brittle Star Park - Miami , Florida
Public Art can mean more than Public Funding

Brittle Star Park was a xeriscaped sculpture garden in downtown Miami. It was commissioned and dedicated to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 1995. It was conceived and created as a collaborative work of art. It was developed and built with the volunteer help of students and local citizens. All were motivated by the idea of creating environmental art in a desolet urban landscape. The process is a model for environmental enhancement. It contains both pride in art and place. There is value beyond the tangible price tag. Brittle Star Park is public in the heroic sense.

The project was a resounding success because of the cooperative effort of the following voluntary contributors:

DESIGN: LANDMIND // FUNDING: Citizens for a Better South Florida / City of Miami Downtown NET /Downtown Development Authorty / Downtown Miami Partnership,Inc / Miami Parking System / Miami Dade College Environmental Concerns Committee / Metro-Dade DERM // SITE: Flower Lane / Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus // MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT: City of Miami Virginia Key Composting Facility / City of Miami Public Works Dept. / Bob Cat of Miami / Commercial Forming Corp. / Edward J. Gerrits,Inc. / Forms and Surfaces,Inc / Miami Subs // INSTALLATION: Paradise Found Landscaping / Downtown Enhancement Team / /Greater Miami Service Corps / Miami Dade College Faculty and Students / New World School of the Arts Faculty and Students / Downtown Community Volunteers // PLANTS: A Hidden Garden / The Dade County Master Gardeners / Sammy's Nursery / MacDonell Farms / Fairchild Tropical Garden / Quail Roost Nursery / Oglesby Nursery / Devine Trellis // FOOD: Miami Subs / Blimpie / Taco Bell

Read the citation in the Smithsonian Art Inventories

The picture below is of the original ceramic proposal model.

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in the collection of the artist


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Jack Lembeck

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