About Frank Hill
About Frank Hill (American/Florida, 1960-1995) Frank Hill made a 14-foot-tall abstract glass and marble sculpture that adorns the main lobby of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. Called Tributary, it honors the groups that helped raise money to build the center. The sculpture was one of many works designed by Mr.HII, a Hollywood artist whose creations can be found in hotels, restaurants, and galleries throughout South Florida. When Tributary was unveiled in 1991, Mr. Hill said interpretations of the sculpture varied. Some saw a bird, a woman, even Florida's coastline. What was its meaning? "There really isn't meant to be any subject matter. I've heard about a half dozen interpretations of \\hat people think it is," Mr. Hill told the Sun-Sentinel at the time. Mr. Hill grew up in South Florida and graduated from Nova High School. Through the years, his life was dedicated to art - as a painter, sculptor, and designer, friends said. ''That's what he was born for," companion Wayne Gilbert said. "All he did day and night was art." From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Hill was design director of Amcoa Glass in Miami, Where he did glass designs. A table created by Mr. Hill in the 1991 Florida Style Competition, which was sponsored by the Florida Association of Furniture Manufacturers. "He became a successful businessman and artist without much formal training," friend Franklin Mitchell said. "He was self-taught."