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Artist: Clyde Butcher
Title: "North Fork New River"
Medium: Photograph - Black and White
Size: 72" x 192" x 4"
Year Installed: 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport -Terminal 2
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A large format gelatin silver print on canvas depicts the indigenous vegetation around the North Fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. This unique photograph is installed at the escalator wall of Terminal 2.
"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."