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Artist: Clyde Butcher
Title: "Shell Key"
Medium: Photograph - Black and White
Size: 72" x 192" x 4"
Year Installed: 2005
Venue: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Terminal 3
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The black and white gelatin silver print on canvas depicts the vast expanse of sky and water nearby Shell Key of the Tampa Bay area. The large format and unique print is installed post-security in the North restroom vestibule to Terminal 3 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.
"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."