Known predominantly as a paper-cut artist, Hiromi Moneyhun couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do her own take on an obelisk.

“A big part of the history of the First Coast are the Minorcans of Florida, to whom I am indirectly related through my husband, Roy Moneyhun,” explains the Jacksonville Beach-based artist. “When I first heard about Obelisk Art 450, I wanted to be a part of it, and as my own project gestated in my mind, I realized that the Minorcans were at its center.” Moneyhun’s pillar was created using 16-gauge rebar wire, a medium-sized slab of slate and a small mountain of marble chips. “I used the rebar wire to form human figures and the Catalan poetry of living Minorcan poet Ponç Pons and its English translation,” she says. “From the rebar wire, my husband made small hooks that we used to attach all the figures and words to the obelisk.” Moneyhun’s work, to be placed in front of the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, took “several hundreds of hours” to create.

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october, 2021