Published in 2019 by Artists in Residence in Everglades. Designed by Fulano. Essays by Deborah Mitchell, Dr. Hilary Swain and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch.
As a Fellow in the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program in early 2018, sculptor Robert Chambers focused on lands north of Lake Okeechobee in the headwaters of the Everglades. From this experience, he created a new body of work combining elements such as biomimicry, 3D printing and principles of evolutionary biology to express the urgency of con-serving the delicate relationships of natural phenomena and indigenous species that make up the Florida Everglades. Chambers’ work is inspired by the Serenoa repens, the tenacious plant commonly known as the Saw Palmetto, a symbol of the Everglades’ complex interplay of water flow, plant life, fire and weather.
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