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Animal Garden

Animal Garden, animal silhouettes on large metal signs.

Artist:  Beth Ravitz

Title:  "Animal Garden"

Medium:  Sculpture -Metal

Year Installed:  2003

Venue:  Animal Care Facility

Description

Animal Garden, is a sequence of high visibility exterior, freestanding powder-coated metal sculptures that serve as a way finding device to heighten public awareness of the location of the facility and stimulate interest in the pet adoption service offered there. The Animal Care Facility primarily handles lost-and-found cats and dogs as well as pet adoptions. The building is set a considerable distance off of Powerline Road making it difficult for first-time visitors to locate. Now motorists will be greeted by a prominent welcoming party of five friendly cat and dog silhouettes, representing some favorites such as a golden retriever, boxer and short and long haired cats. In support of one of the missions of Broward County Animal Care and Regulation, each animal is depicted with a collar and license tag.

Artist Statement

"Bold, bright, simple and direct… This artwork acts as a way-finding device pointing the community to the Animal Care Facility which is several hundred feet away from the main road."

Artwork Images

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Detail of Animal Garden, animal silhouettes on large metal signs.

Detail of Animal Garden, animal silhouettes on large metal signs.

Detail of Animal Garden, animal silhouettes on large metal signs.

Detail of Animal Garden, animal silhouettes on large metal signs.

Detail of Animal Garden, animal silhouettes on large metal signs.