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Trout Creek #2

 Trout Creek #2, black and white photograph.

Artist:  Clyde Butcher

Title:  "Trout Creek #2"

Medium:  Photograph - Black and White

Size:  33" x 53"

Year Installed:  1994

Location: Charlotte County - 1991 

"This photo is evidence of a very violent thunderstorm -- lightning was popping all around us. The ground was wet and I have a metal tripod....We covered the camera with a plastic bag and ran for the swamp buggy, hoping its huge tires would insulate us from a direct hit.
We survived; the camera survived!" - Clyde Butcher

Venue:  Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

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This black and white gelatin silver print captured an approaching storm over a tributary named Indian Creek. From a numbered edition of 2/10, the photograph is installed at the Aviation Office and viewing is by appointment only.


Artist Statement

"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."