Kissimmee River Oak

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Kissimmee River Oak, black and white photograph of a florida tree.

 Artist:  Clyde Butcher

Title:  "Kissimmee River Oak"

Medium:  Photograph - Black and White

Size:  53" x 33"

Year Installed:  1994

Location: Kissimmee River - 1990


"This photo was taken before sunrise -- I was in the water up to my waist, and occasionally I could see a gator slowly cruise by looking for breakfast!" - Clyde Butcher

Venue:  Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport
*Please contact Meredith Clements to arrange a viewing of this work.

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This black and white gelatin silver print is from an edition of 3/100. Taken with a large format camera, the photo captures all the incredible details of the river oak with its reflection from the still water at the foreground. This print is housed at the Aviation Administration Building. 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."