Poems to the Sky

April 2016

MANA Wynwood
FIU South Campus

Poems to the Sky

Created by Randy Burman and Featuring the poetry of Miami children

Passenger with window seats on flights in and out of Miami International Airport in April 2016 are treated to a new kind of reading experience: "Poems to the Sky."

Created and executed by artist Randy Burman, Poems to the Sky takes shorts poems written by 3rd and 4th grade students at Poinciana Park and Orchard Villa elementary schools and turns them into gigantic, skyward murals on the rooftops of Miami buildings situated in one of MIA’s several flight paths.

As passengers look down at Miami in contemplation of its size and sprawl, they encounter a specific voice from Miami itself speaking back to them in welcome or farewell. Finally, documented with drone video and photography, the images of the poems on their rooftops are brought back to the schools where they were created.

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