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Artist: Clyde Butcher
Title: "Big Cypress -Gallery 2"
Medium: Photograph - Black and White
Size: 48" x 47"
Year Installed: 2006
Venue: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
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This black and white gelatin silver print, from an edition of 4/100, depicts a mysterious scene of the Everglades. The artist used a large format camera to capture the incredible details of the subject such as the Spanish moss draping over the cypress trees. This work is installed at the Aviation Administration Building. Viewing is by appointment only.
Wilderness to me is a spiritual necessity. When my son was killed by a drunk driver, it was to the wilderness that I fled in hope of regaining my serenity and equilibrium. The mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature helped to restore my soul. It was during that time, I discovered the intimate beauty of Florida. My experience reinforced my sense of dedication to use my art form of photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations."