One of these artists is Gaia, an NYC artist who has taken it upon himself to highlight powerful men who have shaped city landscapes in various major cities throughout the country. Gaia literally transforms the landscape of the canvas he is using just like the men he paints transformed their cities by painting a portrait of them. With his art, Gaia hopes to address the modern problems of poverty and segregation seen in urban cities. He claims that he is more attracted to realism instead of optimism or pessimism.
Here, you can see some of our guests enjoying the art that has made Gaia so popular. This particular portrait is that of Henry Flagler, the man who has come to be regarded as the father of Miami. His work in the Railroad business led to the development of Miami. Flagler encouraged fruit farming and settlement along his railway line and made many gifts to build hospitals, churches, and schools in Florida, which influenced the city into the Miami we know and love today. Gaia’s Henry Flagler at our Wynwood Tour is one of the area’s more powerful works of art, as it is something that is pertinent to the neighborhood and something that the local community can connect with on a deeper level.
Throughout our Wynwood Tour($69) you will have the opportunity to make your way throughout the Wynwood Walls. Conceived by Tony Goldman, a world-known community revitalizer known for his work in New York City, the Wynwood Walls are a sector of the Wynwood neighborhood making a statement with its commitment to graffiti and street art. Ever since its conception, the Wynwood area has drawn some of the world greatest artists to Miami in hopes of revitalizing the neighborhood by using the surrounding buildings and walls as a blank canvas to create an artistic movement.