Miami Daily Photo

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Fin Project

Just next to my house there is this lot by the public marina where about two dozen giant fins protude from the ground. I had always thought they were plane wings and that it was yet another weird public art piece from some Miami artist. The piece, however, is called The Fin Project: From Swords Into Plowshares, and it was done by artist John T. Young. The project seeks to recycle military material--diving fins from decommissioned nuclear submarines from the 60's--into pieces of art. This one was installed in 2002, with a previous one installed in Seattle, Washington in 1998 (now we need a Seattle Daily Photo to photograph that one as well). Future installations of the project are scheduled for other parts of the world, including one in Russia. Posted by Picasa


At 5:45 AM, Blogger Kris said...

interesting! the others have grey or black fins though .


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