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Ten Views of Turtle Territory
Broward County > Cultural Home > Public Art > PAD Tour > Inventory > Ten Views of Turtle Territory

 

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 Artist:  Lisa Houck

Title:  "Ten Views of Turtle Territory"

Medium:  Painting - Oil

Size:  10 paintings, 30" x 48"

Year Installed:  2004

Venue:  Beach Branch Library

 

Description

Portraying the underwater view of Florida, artist Lisa Houck presented imageries of mangroves, turtle, grasses, snails, anemones, coral and fish. This high key colored painting is installed on a wall by the entrance of the Library.

 

Artist Statement

"My art is based on the landscape, and it is filled with color and pattern to create a vibrant and complex surface. I used this approach to make fanciful, imaginative paintings for each of the four branch libraries in Broward County. I have included imagery inspired by South Florida, including palm trees, sand, ocean currents, roseate spoonbills, orchids, butterflies, seagulls, sunsets, movements of water and wind, tropical plants, weather patterns, blue skies, loggerhead turtles, pelicans, seaweed, creatures of the coral reef, and sunshine. I have endeavored to include as many specific references to the natural world surrounding these communities as possible."