The outdoor exhibit brings meaningful and playful public art by prominent South Florida artist Lloyd Goradesky, connecting the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. Goradesky’s projects use the power of art to create social interaction and dialogue using innovative technology combined with his unique use of materials, as well as incorporating natural elements within the environment such as sunlight, wind, rain, etc., to amplify the design or effect of a public art piece. The selected kinetic artworks will be on exhibit along S. Seacrest Boulevard and E. Ocean Avenue in Boynton Beach, Florida for one year. Many of the artworks will be powered by wind, with one powered by solar and another by human interaction. The kinetic art committee deliberated on numerous submissions and made their final selection of only eight artists; the arts commission approved the committee’s recommendations and the chosen public artworks will be installed during the first two weeks of October 2018. Lloyd Goradesky was born and raised in South Florida with a unique background in art, business and design. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He resides in Hollywood, Florida where he lives and works. He is widely recognized for his iconic public art projects that allow the community to experience art in their daily life, thereby creating a greater sense of place and identity.
“Goradesky’s work is compared to Christo & Jean-Claude. Using the Power of Art to bring awareness to our natural surroundings, Goradesky’s art extends from multi-media design to complex material creations.” said Discovery Channel of Lloyd Goradesky’s work. Lloyd Goradesky is a perfect example of an artist who creates work directly from his inner emotions and instincts, conveying a powerful and positive message for viewers drawing his inspiration from nature and the environment. “The purpose of this project is to celebrate public art in motion, Lloyd’s piece ‘Love Will Guide Your Way’ truly exemplified this with his free-standing 6′ 6″ tall stanchion supporting a 6-foot-long kinetic wind vane. The piece is created with recycled structural steel; with one end of the wind vane displaying a cut-out heart shape, and the other side of the wind vane is a circle with smaller heart cut-outs designed to capture wind to create movement as well as shadows of the hearts within the immediate visual space,” explained Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager of the City Manager’s Office, Art in Public Places – City of Boynton Beach.
Goradesky has completed many award-winning projects, featured in numerous national and international publications, television, radio, cable and internet programs such as Discovery Channel and PBS. He has garnered multiple awards within the art and design industries, and he continues to create unique commissions for high profile residential and commercial projects.