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A Watery World with Reef Residents
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A Watery World with Reef Residents, an oil painting depicting fish, birds and flora.
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Artist:  Lisa Houck

Title:  "A Watery World with Reef Residents"

Medium:  Painting - Oil

Size:  30" x 48"

Year Installed:  2004

Venue:  Hollywood Beach Bernice P. Oster Reading Center Branch Library



Portraying the underwater view of Florida, artist Lisa Houck presented imageries of mangroves, turtle, grasses, snails, anemones, coral and fish. This highly colorful painting is installed on a wall by the entrance of the library.


Artist Statement

"My art is based on the landscape, and it is filled with color and pattern to create a vibrant and complex surface. I used this approach to make fanciful, imaginative paintings for each of the four branch libraries in Broward County. I have included imagery inspired by South Florida, including palm trees, sand, ocean currents, roseate spoonbills, orchids, butterflies, seagulls, sunsets, movements of water and wind, tropical plants, weather patterns, blue skies, loggerhead turtles, pelicans, seaweed, creatures of the coral reef, and sunshine. I have endeavored to include as many specific references to the natural world surrounding these communities as possible."