A Love of Art & Literature


Photo by @yanikf

A highlight of the Arts Aventura Mall Art Walk, “Florida’s Soul” by renowned Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa draws inspiration from the sculptor’s childhood home, one he often refers to as a “forest of books.” Plensa’s father was a lover of great literature and poetry, and this memory has served as a stimulus for one of the artist’s most revered and expansive sculpture collections – his large-scale, kneeling human figures comprised of steel, text-based imagery. These sculptures have been commissioned for public gardens, parks and university campuses from Hong Kong, Seoul and London to Prague, Budapest and New York…and, of course, Aventura Mall.

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Florida’s Soul 2006-2007, Aventura Mall, Miami, FL

“Florida’s Soul” provides art aficionados and other shopping center visitors with a sense of tranquility within the high-energy Center Court. Seated upon a rock inside a koi pond, the universal man, which the artist based on himself, reflects upon the world around him, inviting viewers to create their own meaning.

The world-class Arts Aventura Mall collection incorporates an array of sculptures and installations positioned throughout the shopping center by renowned international and local artists. Learn more at

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Possibilities, 2016 Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea
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El Alma Del Ebro, 2008 ExpoZaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
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Tolerance, 2011 Harmony Walk, Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, TX

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