Dante Fascell Apartments

2929 NW 18th Avenue
Miami, FL 33142

Mangrove Cove: Inspired by the image he once painted of Juan Ponce de León landing among Florida’s mangroves, the artist has created public art projects here that feature our unique coastal habitat. This building is named after congressman Dante Fascell, whose successful conservation campaign created Biscayne National Park.

Seedlings: This work, and Mangroves (on Blue), the 2014 ceramic piece at the rear of the building, reference the artist’s eco-art practice. Cortada’s Reclamation Project engaged residents in reforesting Biscayne Bay with mangrove seedlings and inspired the community to coexist with nature. Nature surrounds us with beauty and rewards our exploration.

Raices: This mangrove root design draws on the artist’s City Hall mural, which portrays Spaniard, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, planting a flag beside the Miami River. The mangrove roots here, and on the ceramic works in the courtyard (Entangled, 2013) and at the entrance of the property (Roots, 2013), portray the vital replenishment of our natural habitat and the multi-generational bonds of family and culture.

Mangroves (on Blue): This work, and Seedlings, the 2013 ceramic piece on the exterior of the community room, reference the artist’s eco-art practice. Cortada’s Reclamation Project engaged residents in reforesting Biscayne Bay with mangrove seedlings and inspired the community to coexist with nature. Nature surrounds us with beauty and rewards our exploration.