Artist: Kyra Belan
Title: "Astarte's Paradise IV"
Medium: Drawing -Colored Pencil
Size: 28" x 22"
Year Installed: 1980
Venue: South Regional Courthouse
Astarte's Paradise IV is a series of four-colored pencil drawings depicting flamingo birds which nest year-around in South Florida and the Blue Hyacinth Parrot frolicking among the lush tropical flora. Through this series of drawing, the artist inspires a focus and desire to preserve the natural environment. This artwork is installed on the ground floor of the Courthouse.
"My work is inspired by Florida's natural environment. I use bright colors and complex lines and shapes. My art can be defined as magic realism. The subject matter of this series includes elements from both underwater and tropical realms. It is focused on the endangered species of birds. My hope is to bring attention to the need to preserve our Mother Earth."
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