Earth and Fire

Title of ArtworkEarth and Fire
Year of Origin2012
    800 cm
    Polyester resin, stainless steel and light
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Galerie Lelong and Richard Gray Gallery
    Private Collection, Mexico
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors

"Two silent figures are dreaming and talking with colors. They are sharing a silent conversation in the sky of Miami – a conversation from their hearts," explains Jaume Plensa about his new, site-specific installation. Two identical, internally-lit, resin figures symbolically converse by constantly changing colors – green, blue, yellow, purple – twenty feet above the busy traffic and noise of South Beach. Similar to Plensa’s family of totem works, the forms were inspired by holy ascetics and philosophers who contemplated humanity and preached to crowds seated atop pillars during the Byzantine Empire. Spirituality and the soul have long been areas of exploration in Plensa’s artwork. Poets in Miami presents a modern-day space for meditation to the South Beach community and invites visitors to look inward to find a common universal truth: an idea at the core of Plensa’s practice.

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