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Hank Willis Thomas


The Truth is I Welcome You

Recognized by Art Basel, Winter 2018-2019

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

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  
  • Harriet and Annie, Lola B. Walker Pioneers’ Park, Grand Ave. & Lincoln Drive
  • Ernest and Ruth, McBride Plaza, 150 Miracle Mile (Coral Way)
  • Saverjo and Daisy, Lamar Louise Curry Park by the Venetian Pool, De Soto Blvd. & Almeria Ave.
  • Josephine and Kazumi, Jaycee Park, Hardee Road & Cabellero Blvd.

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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.

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