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Medium: Oil on Canvas

Size: 50 x 40 Inches (HxW)

Year: 2021

Sam McCoy | Florida Roadside : Hurricane

2 800,00$Prix

    Florida Roadside series: Growing up in Orlando didn’t always mean vacations at Disney World, but roadtrips on old Florida highways to fruit stands, cool springs, and historic landmarks. Historic landmarks in Florida were the tourist spots that came before the mega theme parks of Central Florida. This series looks back on roadside curiosities that were passion projects of botanical enthusiasts, resort towns that exploited the natural landscapes and people of the area, and whimsical parks that drew in thousands of snowbirds throughout the 19th and 20th century. The spaces I paint still exist today.


    Each hurricane season my parents tie up loose lawn furniture in the yard, board the windows, and get the generator ready - just in case. Some years we never get a chance to “unpack” from the last time, and furniture gets forgotten in the bushes over years. These stacked chairs have developed colorful mosses and molds on them over the years and still stay rested near the palm frawns and oak trees.

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