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Hank Willis Thomas

The Truth is I Welcome You

Recognized by Art Basel, Winter 2018-2019

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Graphic ad with the title of the artwork's words separated into 4 different shaped speech bubbles overlaid on the City's name "Coral Gables."

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Speech and thought bubble signs posted along Miracle Mile with encouraging mesages. the bubble most in focus says "The truth is I balance you"

Speech bubble signs on light posts along Miracle Mile feature messages of truths in 22 of the most spoken languages of the community.

This installation is currently in storage through the south Florida storm season.

Four metal speech and though bubble art displays located at Venetian pool, The Plaza Miracle Park, Jaycee Park, and along Grand Ave at Lincoln Drive.

Four comic book speech-bubble inspired artwork benches throughout Coral Gables provide a moment of pause to consider who we are, what we value, where we come from, and where we are going as a diverse group of people sharing the same space and social goals


  • 200-300 Blocks of Miracle Mile – 22 speech bubble signs with excerpts from the poem “the truth is i am you” written by Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev (currently in storage)  
  • Harriet and Annie (Capri), Lola B. Walker Pioneers’ Park, Grand Ave. & Lincoln Drive
  • Ernest and Ruth (Exuberant Pink), Miracle Mile 380 Miracle Mile (Coral Way)
  • Saverjo and Daisy (Navel)by the Venetian Pool parking lot, De Soto Blvd. & Almeria Ave.
  • Josephine and Kazumi (Real Red), Jaycee Park, Hardee Road & Cabellero Blvd.

Send your images with the artwork to: with the subject, Hank Willis Thomas

This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Logo for Culture Builds Florida. Under that in small green letters "Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs"

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