“PORTRAITS OF THE GLADES”
Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery
Everglades National Park, Florida
March 1 – 30, 2014
Opening Reception – March 2, 2-4 pm
The Everglades is a test. If we pass, we may get to keep the planet.”
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Founder of the Florida Environmental Movement
Author, ‘River of Grass”
Since my very first visit to the Everglades in 2007, I have been captivated by the vastness and richness of the land and diversity of the wildlife. I feel I have walked back through time — a time of a wild and pristine land untouched by humankind. This land is not what it once was. It is ever-changing and endangered. There is no other environment like the Everglades in the world, a habitat completely controlled by the flow of water.
Each year I have returned. In 2012, as a selected Artist-in-Residence-in-Everglades (AIRIE), I was able to continue my goal of documenting the spirit of this land and its habitants in their struggle for survival — revealing its quiet beauty.
My images, a combination of landscape and wildlife, are part of an ongoing project of documenting this vital and endangered land. Educated and trained in both the fine arts and photojournalism I seek honesty in my subjects and communicate the spirituality of the moment. My work focuses on capturing intimate portraits and unexpected views of the environment — and to tell their story. I will be exhibiting black and white and color photographs, also including several large scale images presented on satin that will hang in the gallery’s windows. A poem written specifically for my work by author and poet Marsha Bush, of California, will accompany the show.
The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is located at 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, FL.
Center hours are 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily. Admission is Free.
(305) 242-7700 • http://www.nps.gov/ever/