A simple unpaved path through wildness leads us to deeper sensations and feelings than those evoked by formal landscape design. The randomness of native and exotic overgrowth invites us to look more closely, to notice the peculiarities of a particular path. In a few steps, we feel we have traveled a great distance, almost forgetting our destination. Then, from the intimacy of the path, we emerge … to feel the vast openness of sand, sea and sky.
This series of 8 mixed-media collages was first presented by Florida’s former first lady Rhea Chiles, during the 2010 winter season, at her Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria, Florida. In addition to the matted and framed original collages, limited edition signed giclée prints are available for every image seen below. Both original and print images measure 10 ½ by 13 ½ inches.
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