'Miami was a cultural desert in 1960': Mira Lehr on the city's transformation and her concerns for the environment - The Art Newspaper / by Mira Lehr

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“A fantastical installation made up of 180 coloured resin sculptures is suspended from the ceiling of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, courtesy of the Miami-based artist Mira Lehr. The new series, based on seven kinds of plants mentioned in the Torah, are joined by ten new paintings including the triptych Creation (2017), which is made from dyed Japanese paper and one of the 85-year-old artist’s favourite materials: gunpowder. We spoke to Lehr about the environment, her love of fire and how Miami’s art scene has changed over the past six decades.”

Read the entire interview here.