RUSH BOWLES ARTIST STATEMENT
A reclamation of one of South Florida’s lost treasures is the inspiration for this Miami Marine Stadium seat. I want the seat to have the exciting feeling of finding something that was once lost, like a diver finding a sunken ship covered by a coral reef and forgotten in time. The seat is also a symbol of the transformation from one life to the next. As the roar of the crowds silenced and the seats became a depiction of lost dreams, the wild life reclaimed the theater and the stadium is now a gallery of cutting-edge graffiti. By adorning the seat with only the most beautiful coral like Boulder, Brain, Elkhorn, Fire, Star and Rare Rose corals, the seat becomes a celebration of what makes the Miami Marine Stadium so spectacular, the ocean.