Coordination Circle, Love The Everglades Movement;
Curator, Upper Room Art Gallery.
From the Everglades to the ocean, water connects us all. Underneath our feet, in the fragile aquifer of South Florida, water runs through limestone and supplies our daily needs. In Fort Lauderdale, we are surrounded by canals, rivers, swamps, Intercoastal waterways and the ocean. These painted intersection designs are an imaginary glimpse of what it might look like if we cut out the asphalt of the intersection. It’s a traffic calming measure, but also a request to respect the water that surrounds us, seen and unseen.
The crosswalks reflect the vintage architecture of the local area, a retro review of styles and colors from the past that make us truly unique.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is part of a growing movement in cities across America that engages communities in public safety projects using artistic methods. This project was made possible in part through an "Art of Community" grant from the Community Foundation of Broward.
On Sunday, May 15th, the public will be painting in the Crosswalk sections of the design. The center water design will be completed at a later date. Our hope is that this public artwork will help make the community safer and more mindful of traffic safety for all.
You can learn more about the PAINTED INTERSECTIONS PROJECTS by visiting the City’s website here: