Artist: Edny Jean Joseph at The Underline Brickell. This colorful new 70-foot wide metaphorical mural of the narrative of Plato’s Allegory of The Cave.
About Pinnacle’s Art in Public Places Program
Created by Pinnacle co-founder Louis Wolfson III, Pinnacle believes that art is an integral part of residential communities and gives them life and a unique character all their own. According to Wolfson, buildings without art and architectural features are bare shapes and forms that are undistinguished from other rectangular concrete structures. Pinnacle's murals, sculptures and architectural features reflect the thinking and care behind the functional and people-friendly designs of its residential communities, and the company's personal commitment to these concepts has been supported by a significant personal investment in art by the company’s partners, now over $2 million. Drawing on the creative power of well-known and respected local artists and architects, the Art in Public Places Program infuses Pinnacle's residential communities with an unexpectedly lighter, happier feeling. By doing so, this creates a sense of place and purpose that is different from anything residents have experienced. For instance, when children play in Pinnacle View’s playground behind the parking garage, they do not look at a bare concrete wall, but instead see a colorful and multi-cultural mural that reflects the international migrations that have shaped Miami. At Pinnacle Lakes, a formerly run-down apartment complex, an oversized bright mural encourages children to play and be inspired. At Rayos del Sol in the heart of Little Havana, butterflies wing their way up the outside walls, adding whimsy and color to the community. All of Pinnacle's communities are distinctively designed to create an atmosphere that welcomes residents home. Peaked roofs, stone work, pastel paints and subtle accents combine to create a comfortable atmosphere for residents. By creating a sense of place and community, there also is an appreciative and more caring attitude by many residents that is reflected in lower maintenance costs and more respect for the place they call home. www.pinnaclehousing.com/art-public-places
About The Underline
The Underline is a planned 10-mile urban trail, linear neighborhood park and public art destination that will span from the Miami River, north of Brickell Metrorail station, to Dadeland South. The Underline project will feature dedicated bike and pedestrian paths, community-based and recreational amenities, art, programming, lighting, native vegetation as well as safety features and improvements at road crossings. The Underline will be built in phases, the first of which recently opened in the Brickell area. For more information visit, www.theunderline.org and/or follow them on social on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @theunderlinemia.
The Oolite Room at The Underline Brickell Backyard, SW 12 Street, Brickell District, Miami, Florida 33130, United States
Located at the southeast corner of Southside Park/south of the Brickell Metromover Station