Photo Courtesty of Juno Town Council
The Juno Beach Town Council are in the initial planning stages to erect a 9/11 memorial. An estimated $50,000 will be required to accomplish the task. Well-known West Palm Beach sculpture/artist Mark Fuller has been selected by the Juno Beach Town Council to create the memorial sculpture.
Fuller is an industrial designer and has many pieces of his art on display. The “Butterfly”, at PGA Commons on PGA Boulevard, is a very prominent and beautiful piece. He has created 16 pieces of art for the city of Palm Beach Gardens through an ordinance passed in 1989 that requires developers of non-residential projects with construction costs of at least $1million to contribute 1 percent of the project cost to install city approved public art, or contribute to the city’s Arts in Public Places Fund.
For the Juno Beach 9/11 memorial, Fuller plans to create a 12-foot high stainless steel sculpture, depicting four silver birds (representing the four fateful planes) flying through an open heart of mirrored stainless steel. The artist said he would use polished stainless steel for the face of the memorial, as it relates to both the World Trade Center buildings and the planes. Once the funding is in place, Fuller estimates it will take 45-60 days to complete his vision. The steel sculpture will be placed on the east side of Ocean Drive, just north of the community’s Town Center.
For more information on “Juno Beach Reflection on 9/11” Remembrance Project call 561-626-1122 or visit www.juno-beach.fl.us .