A new exhibit at Miami International Airport (MIA) titled Natural Curiosities features the work of five Miami artists and illustrates both the microscopic and grand wonders of nature.
Jennifer Basile, Regina Jestrow, Carrie Sieh, Gerry Stecca and Liza Sylvestre utilize plywood, fabric, copper wire, watercolors and even clothespins to demonstrate the dynamic creativity of nature. Basile’s contribution is a three-dimensional, 16-foot forest created from plywood and permanent marker, and Jestrow’s fabric constructions resemble the formation of cell structures. Sieh’s knitted-wire formations drop from the ceiling in strands and clusters, like fruit vines waiting to be plucked and Stecca’s meandering structure, made primarily of wood clothespins, resembles plants blossoming in a terrarium. Lastly, Sylvestre’s watercolor pieces depict images such as the play of light on water or sand on the beach.
The exhibition is in MIA’s Central Terminal Gallery, just past the Concourse E checkpoint.