Beyond Miami’s Fairs, a Wealth of Superb Public Art Installations Awaits

Laura McLean-Ferris has written an illuminating essay that touches on the work, discussing how Buchanan’s weathered, rough-hewn sculptures allude to architecture in a Afro-Caribbean graveyard in the neighborhood. Greenery was nearly obscuring some of the 18 stones when I visited, and I couldn’t find any explanatory marker, but once you espy them, they stick with you. Wonderfully out of place in their surroundings (the station, nearby homes) and generously subtle, they cause you to begin to consider all the history that taken place on the site, and all of the decisions—political, economic, ideological—that have shaped it.