Between 1942 and 1945 more that 500,000 men trained in South Beach, making it the prettiest training camp in history. More than 300 building and hotels were used to house the soldiers. To honor that legacy, the county causeway became and was named the McArthur causeway in 1942. The troops protected Miami while they were stationed here during that time.
With that legacy of protection, I incorporated General McArthur and an ibis, the last bird to leave town before a storm and the first one to return.
Oil on Wood
W x H x D
36 x 80 x 1 inch
91.4 x 203.2 x 2.5 cm