Saturday, July 06, 2024

Media: Aluminum wet paint

Location: Private Collector in Miami, FL

Size: 10FT OD (Outside Diameter)

Fabrication Year: 2014

Sunny Ring was dedicated during Art Basel 2014 as a permanent installation at the mouth of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, FL. Sunny ring is a tribute to the delicate balance of love, life and responsibility. “Sunny” is the artist’s wife, the circular form represents life and the ceremonial ring of marriage, and the exposed bolts represent the daily work that goes into holding such a delicate relationship together. As with all lugufelo art, the piece was designed to withstand corrosion caused by its proximity to the salt water, as well as potential hurricane winds.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum

New location coming up: Stay tuned for more information.

Size: (H) 8FT x (W) 6 FT x (D) 6 FT

Fabrication Year: 2012

Experience the power of nature with this stunning art piece – the first creation of all Standing Butterflies located across Florida. A symbol of love, passion, and prosperity, this piece is a true masterpiece that will captivate art lovers and collectors alike. As you gaze upon the intricate details of the butterfly, you’ll feel a sense of wonder and awe. This symbol of power and good news is sure to inspire joy and happiness in all who behold it. It’s a statement piece that will be the highlight of any collection, a conversation starter, and a source of inspiration for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to own this unique work of art that celebrates the beauty and power of nature. Whether you’re an art lover, collector, or simply appreciate the finer things in life, this piece is a must-have that will bring joy and inspiration into your life.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum wet paint

Location: Private Collector in Coral Gables, FL

Fabrication Year: 2018

Native to Florida and the West Indies, palms are extensively planted for their rapid growth and adaptability. Raised in the tropical climate of Venezuela, lugufelo often draws inspiration from its lush vegetation, exemplified by his sculpture, Majestic Palm. Palms have historically symbolized victory, peace, and fertility across cultures. The statue’s upward shape evokes strength and power, while its double leaf construction suggests peace and serenity, bridging distinct cultures and reflecting lugufelo’s experience of finding common ground in the USA. For many North Americans, palms symbolize warm, tropical beaches, embodying peace and calm amid a hectic world.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum

Commissioned for: Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation

Location: 11801 Community Center Dr. Northglenn, CO 80233

Winner of the People’s Choice Award in Castle Rock, CO, the Eye exhibits my ability to create suspension art on a large scale. The upper metal piece is completely suspended from the base, while the pupil hangs delicately in a balance with the rest of the art. This is important because while the art is strategically balanced, it is structurally prepared to withstand hurricane-force wind.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum

Location: Venice Art Center Inc, 390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285

Size: (H) 10 FT x (W) 3 FT x (D) 10 FT

Fabricated Year : 2012

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum Wet Paint

Location: Sabal Pines Park, Public art – 5005 NW 39th Ave, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

The cocoon is a powerful symbol that speaks to many different layers. The cocoon is about wanting to feel supported and safe…it’s about withdrawing from harshness, putting up walls around your tender heart, hoping it will keep you safe. The cocoon goes in conjunction with the Patchwork Butterfly sculpture; the cocoon represents the birth of the butterfly and that special moment when it takes off to the best of her life. It’s also about transformation – the caterpillar, when it weaves those silken threads around itself, literally breaks apart, becoming a pulpy, mushy soup. And slowly, a beautiful butterfly emerges from that soup that was once a caterpillar. This piece has two colors, yellow on one side to represent the sunrise and orange on the other to denote the sunset.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum

Location: Gables by the Sea, Florida

The spinnaker fills with wind and balloons out in front of the boat when it is deployed, called flying; its crucial function is as an airfoil, increasing performance and overall stability of the ship. Spinnaker is a commissioned piece standing at the entrance to an affluent, waterfront neighborhood in Miami, FL. Its series of formations changes the viewer’s perspective as one walks around the piece, stationed at a roundabout and intersection of two main roads in the area.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Media: Aluminum – Wrap Printed Design

Location: Sabal Pines Park, Public art – 5005 NW 39th Ave, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Size: (H) 8FT x (W) 6 FT x (D) 6 FT

Fabrication Year: 2010

I designed this sculpture with the purpose to offer other artists and community members the opportunity to submit proposals, to apply new designs to the butterfly wings, in the future. For me as an artist, this have been a great opportunity to create this interactive piece.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

“My sea horse ENLIGHTENED” is part of the “FantaSea Venice” Public Art Project located at Zebra Lounge in Venice, FL. It symbolizes spiritual attainment and the true nature of reality. “FantaSea Venice” supports the Venice Art Center, arts, and tourism by creating 25 unique fiberglass mermaids and seahorses. This project is the third public art display by the Venice Art Center, inspired by “Cows on Parade” in Chicago. These events have boosted tourism, business revenue, and community participation. The artist expresses gratitude to the Venice Art Center for the opportunity to contribute to the community.