Artists Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt created this outdoor, open-air room; a unique multi-purpose area where children and families can read, create art, picnic and enjoy the library's popular storytelling program. This outdoor studio can be used for landscape drawing, inspired by art, artists and nature. In addition to the 10 ft. tall alphabet letters that spell the phrase "I LOVE YOU," five brightly-colored, flower-shaped benches provide seating to create an area of nature, love and story. The benches are placed in an arc facing the I LOVE YOU sculpture to afford ample seating for storyteller and audience in the 44 ft. diameter circular room, which is defined by a ring of low vegetation separating it from vehicular activity.
The I LOVE YOU installation was selected through Broward County's Public Art & Design Program (PAD), dedicated to enhancing architecture and urban spaces through the ideas and creations of visual artists. To learn more about the Broward County Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program visit their website.