Ted Aub, professor of art, has created a four-piece sculpture depicting George Merrick and his wife Eunice for the central garden of the Village of Merrick Park shopping complex in Miami, Fla.
“My sculpture is mounted as a sort of historical tribute to George Merrick and his wife, for the planned community of Coral Gables,” said Aub. His bronze sculpture has four parts, each of which is located in a different corner at the outdoor center of the Village of Merrick Park, a retail development within the planned community of Coral Gables.
There's a statue of a man in a gondola, that represents George Merrick, who designed the city in the 1920s; a 61/2-foot-tall woman, representing his wife, Eunice; a 1,500-pound, 6-foot sculpture of a man's head, representing Merrick, with local landmarks on his hat; and two peacocks, representing the couple in their later years.
Aub's sculptures are featured in the Geneva Finger Lakes Times story “Sculptures pay tribute to founder of Florida city” from the Nov. 29 issue.