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Artist: Clyde Butcher
Title: "Conservation Area #2-1"
Medium: Photograph - Black and White
Size: 72" x 192"
Year Installed: 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport -Terminal 3
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A vast expanse of space and water conveys the majestic beauty of the Everglades as a Conservation Area for our Nation. This unique gelatin silver print on canvas is installed in Terminal 3, security checkpoint area of Concourse E 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."