Over the past couple of months, hurricanes have marked the everyday life of the average person in the United States.
Here in South Florida, the name Irma is a synonym of fear and destruction, yet there is still hope in the Sunny State as a local art organization in Miami used an installation for hurricane shutters.
Florida residents were under great stress and peril as the storm approached, emptying supermarkets and hardware stores for supplies.
In face of this great adversity, there is always a bright side to lighten the mood. Miami local artists took the opportunity to do just that by using an art installation that consisted of illustrations on plywood due to the scarcity of materials.
The project was dubbed “Art v. Irma” as a community effort where residents donated screws and helped secure it. The installation is made out of recyclable materials and sawdust, it depicts small illustrations of ice cubes which, under the circumstances, seemed appropriate.
The community effort showed unity and resourcefulness from Miami residents upon a natural disaster. After the storm, the installation survived along with the art establishment.
Further south, along the shoreline, Miami Beach residents also prepared for Irma in a similar way. A local restaurant owner protected his establishment with art installation that depicted a prayer for hope and survival.
This installation was also made from recyclable materials and plywood. Up north in Palm Beach County a small, out of the way movie theatre joins the club “shooing away” the storm before it came.
“Go away Irma” was show cased alongside the classic film “Bye Bye Birdie.” After the storm, all establishments and their installations survived. It goes to show that art prevailed.