Many of our readers have been asking us about the visible fading and condition of the flower sculpture on Segovia and Biltmore Way, by artist Alice Aycock.
We have confirmed that the city reached out to the artist to inquire about the current state of the artwork. Ms. Aycock made a recent site visit to Coral Gables and inspected the piece. She informed city staff that the fading present was to be expected.
Coral Gables says it will begin maintenance of the million-dollar artwork within the next few weeks but will not address the fading. They will work on touching up the rusting metal and seals. In addition, the water nozzles will be replaced so the sculpture can mist water as originally intended.