Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Freedom Tower Mural the Truth

Freedom Tower Miami Mural
Painted by:
William Mark Coulthard
Wade Foy & John Conroy
1988 Miami Artisans .
Miami's Freedom Tower Mural hangs on the second floor and has been credited in the award winning documentary 'House of Freedom Tower of dreams'' 2003 .
It is not the original as is alluded to in the documentary and most recently in the application to the Senate for Landmark Status. It is quite clearly written in the lower right corner in 3 inch letters "Miami Artisans 1988" . Anyone wanting to learn more about this 60 ft long mural whose real name is ''The New World Mural'' can read a short history of its making at and click on the link on the front page. Here you will learn how it was painted by three artists,working for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, how it was installed and where it was made. The admittance of the true credit and the continued pursuit of a false timeline ,despite the obvious contradictions is a dangerous path that Miami is already famous for. Mistakes are made, sometimes innocently but in this case the Truth is being buried at the expense of the Artists ,whose careers would be significantly changed by their rightful recognition . This dangerous and reckless course could risk the possibility of the desired Landmark Status, jeopardizing grant possibilities and slowing the process due to further investigations to discrepancies in the application. The last of the Miami Artisans from the 80's who still live in Miami ask the people of South Florida to understand that their actions for recognition are just and right. That if those who have misled us and Washington did so for the sake of a short cut. Ironically the same reason we are now in such an economic mess. Whether we are vetting mortgages,medicare bills ,auto loans or grants to restore old buildings it is vital that the Truth should be sort diligently , as the cost of true research far out weighs the embarrassment of ineptitude and conceited opinion.

Change will come at all levels !

The truth has to come to the light
William Mark Coulthard
Ana Bikic