Artist’s biggest heart in Florida


    FOLLOWING his spectacular debut solo exhibit, Points of Connection, world-renowned Filipino-American public artist, JEFRË, is proud to unveil plans for his latest public art commission, Heart to Heart – a permanent installation in Tradition, Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    The soaring, heart-shaped, mirrored stainless steel installation will rise above a 30 feet wide circular pool that forms the centerpiece for Tradition, a master-planned community in Port St. Lucile developed by Mattamy.

    “Tradition is what is in your heart,” shared JEFRË, whose goal is to create an iconic landmark for the city and people of Tradition. “I want to build a postcard moment that brings people together.”

    Heart to Heart, which will be designed as a community center that fosters relationships, boasts a dynamic, gently twisting shape that rises above a circular pool below.

    Visitors can enter the sculpture through an interior staircase. This leads to a glass bridge that connects both sides of the sculpture before a far-reaching view spanning multiple directions, thus creating stunning sights during the day that is reflected in the sculpture as light shines over the pool’s surface.

    In the evening, the installation will be dramatically illuminated by LED lights.

    The installation will become a vibrant destination for families and couples alike, and is set to be completed on Valentine’s Day 2022.

    “JEFRË understands our vision for Tradition and how integral art is to life in our community,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy president of Southeast Florida Division. “When we saw his sculptures around the world, we knew that he would create an iconic, recognizable piece of art for our current and future residents and for visitors to travel to see.”

    JEFRË has created a number of high-profile works across the Philippines. This includes the Tree of Life in Robinsons Place Naga, the Sculpture Series at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, and the upcoming 20-story monument, The Victor at Robinsons Bridgetowne.