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Boynton Town Center

Waterhole #3 horses The Last Pasture
"Waterhole #3" greets visitors entering the Boynton Town Center.
Ornately framed horse portraits pay tribute to the tract of land's previous residents.
"The Last Pasture" creates a symbolic island of pasture in a traffic rotary.

Boynton Town Center is located on the northeast corner of Congress Avenue and Old Boynton Road, across from the Boynton Beach Mall.

The Sembler Company participated in the public art initiative by promoting a distinctive artistic endeavor that preserved the history of our community and enhanced the shopping experience at their Boynton Town Center project.

As the City of Boynton Beach grew westward, the land surrounding this site was commercially developed. For over 30 years it was common to see livestock grazing as this site continued to be used as a pasture. Trapped in a time-warp, this last pasture was fondly embraced by Boynton's residents. As the City continued to expand, it was only a matter of time before the last of the fields would vanish into the end of an era.

Public artist Mark Fuller's design intent with the Boynton Town Center public art installations "The Last Pasture," "Waterhole #3," and "Eight Horses" is to pay homage to this history. By locating "The Last Pasture" and "Waterhole #3" in traffic circles, he hoped to symbolically create an island of pasture. Surrounded by the unnatural manmade environment, these installations are visual metaphors of the shrinking rural environments.

Waterhole 3 greets visitors entering Boynton Town CenterFor the "Eight Horses" that are on the Linens n' Things wall, Mark created ornately framed horse portraits to pay tribute to the site's previous residents. Decoratively framed ancestral photographs were often the most ornate item in the meager homes of the early settlers. The colorful portraits here are based on original oil paintings created for this project by the acclaimed Dublin, Ireland artist Fionnuella Mary Collins. Here, the embossed silver frames make reference to fine silver work typically found on valuable saddles and tack.

Visit the sight to see each of the paintings in the "Eight Horses" collection.

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