Art or Coronavirus? A new sculpture in Tamarac creates the buzz • Tamarac Talk


By Agrippina Fadel

“Superstar,” a vibrant work of art by Hanna Jubran, is attracting a lot of attention in Tamarac, but not for the reasons the artist intended.

Originally part of path of inspiration, a temporary art exhibit located on Nob Hill Rd between Commercial Blvd and W McNab Rd, the sculpture was recently moved to the median wide between W McNab and N Pine Island Roads.

Residents and passers-by noticed the new art and its uncanny resemblance to the familiar coronavirus molecule.

The post on the sculpture on the Tamarac Talk to your friends and neighbors The Facebook group quickly amassed dozens of comments, with one resident saying, “someone should put a giant mask on it”, and another joking, “everything reminds me of her” (coronavirus).

Reviewers seemed to have a good sense of humor about the artwork. Some say they like to see art installations in the city and “appreciate the effort,” even if they don’t like certain sculptures.

The author of the original post, Laura Perez, called “Superstar” a “peculiar sculpture“. “It’s definitely in tune with the times we’re living in,” she said.

The artist Hanna Jubran is a professor of sculpture at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Originally from Israel, Jubran has participated in multiple international art exhibitions and competitions. Her work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space.

The sculpture is one of three works of art that the Tamarac Public Art Committee purchased after the Inspiration Way 2021 outdoor exhibit.

With a budget of $60,000, the committee also purchased “Unstoppable” by Gus and Lina Ocamposilva, to be installed in the new Waters Edge Park; and a small sculpture Blue heron “Jemma” by Lee Bell which will be placed inside the lobby of City Hall.

When the city commission approved the art acquisition in October, Beth Ravitz, public art consultant for Tamarac, said outdoor exhibits like Inspiration Way expose residents to modern art and create a dialogue about it. subject in the city. The “Superstar” sculpture definitely does.

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Agrippina Fadel

Agrippina Fadel

Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and earned her master’s degree in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at Draftsy.net. She has resided in the United States for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.

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