The creation of an elevated garden path sculpture garden in Edgewater would encourage arts advocacy,promote sustainable, environmentally friendly practice and awareness, and provide a combination of public art and garden. It would offer a place for performance,workshops and events to foster a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly community, and buffer the impact of the many current and future residential and commercial developments in the greater downtown Miami area and the Edgewater community which includes many students of the Art Institute of Miami and the Young Arts Foundation campus.
It would levitate the carbon sequestering nature of the community garden in an area where high density zoning leaves little room for green space or community engagement.Titled Lapiz (for the looping foot movement in the tango),the garden would feature elevated looping trails edged with edible native and adapted plants and herbs. For performances, discussions and events the sculpture forms an elevated outdoor theater that incorporates green features, including rainwater collection and solar powered night lighting. Ultimately it could incorporate solar film and offer a small power station that generates energy for recharging and a Cooling Effect website. The circular base provides a covered seating areafor screenings, presentations and artists talks.
A place for people to walk the looping garden trail, enjoy a sculptural community garden with edible plants and herbs that provides a space for aromatherapy, garden workshops, and performance and park space.
A Cooling Effect website would offer links to recycling, composting, plant identification, and event information as well as suggestions for walks, skips, yoga positions and dance steps such as tango strand, strut, pogo, ballet and dance movement at alternating times, the project would sustain and provide a space for community arts and address the health of our Biscayne Bay and green spaces.