ARTIST GARREN OWENS
Title: Urban Deco, 2007
Medium: Cast iron
Garren Owens is a resident of Miami Beach and has been a designer for several Capital improvements Projects for the City of Miami Beach. Some recent projects have included the Art Deco Historic sidewalk medallions and the Pennsylvania Plaza paving design. Both these designs are part of the Neighborhoods No. 6 Flamingo/Lummus Streetscape improvements.
Garren Owens took inspiration from the design of the Manhole Covers from the surroundings and Miami Beach as his inspiration. The approach tot the design of the Miami Beach manhole covers combines the three most unique and loved aspects of our beautiful city; the sunrises, the ocean and Art Deco. The sunrise is that moment of tranquility at the beginning of each day. The ocean in Miami Beach has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Art Deco is perhaps what Miami Beach is most famous for, these exotic Art Deco motifs can be found throughout the Art Deco Historic District.