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About the Work

Deep purple and red “tension arches” are constructed from sheets of steel that are cut, stretched, and then curved. Connected alternately at top and bottom, the steel sheets suggest the forces of rhythm and tension by which they were formed.

Leaning Arches was relocated to the now Underline Hammock Playground at the corner of SW 1st Avenue and SW 15th Street in 2020. The artwork was originally commissioned and installed at the Douglas Road Metrorail Station in 1984.


This artwork is part of the collection of the Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places program, made possible with the support of the Art in Public Places Trust, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


Athena Tacha

b. 1936, Larissa, Greece

Tacha has made important contributions to the field of environmental, site-specific sculpture. Stemming from her work in the early 1970s and often featuring personal narratives and fascination with complex geometries. Tacha has been commissioned for over fifty permanent public artworks, the majority executed throughout the U.S.