Artist: Clyde Butcher
Title: "Tamiami Trail #3"
Medium: Photograph - Black and White
Size: 33" x 53"
Year Installed: 1994
Location: Big Cypress National Preserve - 1991
"Not all of my photography is done in difficult-to-reach places. Beauty is all around, and we just need to open our hearts and eyes to see it. This picture was taken alongside the road
on Tamiami Trail." - Clyde Butcher
Venue: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
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This black and white gelatin silver print depicts the expansive marsh of Tamiami Trail which is on the western part of Miami- Dade County. Adorned with white wild flowers, the grassy wet land awaits the approaching thunderstorm. From an edition of 7/100, this photograph is installed at the Aviation Office and 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."