By Sherry Nabbie-Singh
New art installations are placed throughout the city, most recently along Nob Hill Road.
The first one is Human Nature Fig. No. 5,6.7, a unique, steel and enamel effigy, created by Art Garcia from Texas, who said his “desire is to awaken and transcend the spoken word through the expressive use of color.” The cost was $30,000.
Another eye-catching addition is The Green Sea Turtle, created by Owen Barnitz. This $36,000 fiberglass and glass mosaic masterpiece was curated to add color to the community.
Dumpster Diver is a whimsical statuette made from recycled materials and was fabricated by New Jersey native Donald Gialanella at $20,000.
These are part of a program titled “Inspiration Way” that enhances residents’ quality of life, increases appreciation for public art, showcasing local, regional, and national artists.
The displays have various sizes and colors, and each design tells a different story. The materials used to make the items are as varying as the designs themselves.
The Tamarac Public Art Program was launched in 2004 and gets its funding through fees tacked on to permits by developers from construction projects.
To view the new installations, drive along Nob Hill between Commercial Boulevard and McNab Road.
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- A self-published author and professional makeup artist who has resided in Tamarac since 2011. Originally from Trinidad, Sherry graduated from the University of the West Indies with a bachelor of arts in literature in English.
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