WPTV WEST PALM BEACH | Rubem Robierb Artwork honors hospital workers

By Miranda Christian

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A new sculpture was unveiled Tuesday in Boynton Beach that pays tribute to first responders and health care workers.

The "Healing Heart" sculpture sits in front of the new Boynton Beach City Hall. Artist Rubem Robierb said while creating the piece he was thinking of the police, fire and hospital workers who have been heroes working through the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year. The 11-foot sculpture is interactive art piece that invites the viewer to place themselves in the sculpture to show gratitude for our everyday heroes.

"When you build a sculpture like that, you make people keep remembering them and remember how important they were during the time," Robierb said. The artist said he hopes the healing heart reminds people to thank first responders for all the hard work they do.

This heart shaped “stethoscope” is part of Boynton Beach Kinetc Art (March 5-7) and is in residency for a year at Boynton Beach City Hall.