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Artist: Clyde Butcher
Medium: Photograph - Black and White
Size: 33" x 53"
Year Installed: 1994
Location: Cape San Blas State Park - 1983
"We sat in this spot for a week waiting for the sun to come out
(sounds like a hard life, hmmm?). The last day we were there, the sun
broke through the clouds long enough for me to get one shot." - Clyde Butcher
Venue: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
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This gelatin silver print is from an edition of 31/100. Using a large format camera and endless patience, the artist captured this wonderful photograph which is installed in the Aviation Administration Building. 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."