|The original mock-up for the exhibit created in 2009|
I could not have scripted the series of events and coincidences that led to the exhibit opening last week, but it felt really good to see it made manifest. I have ten 40" X 60" panels plus one really cool "put your head in the hole" tacky tourist photo-op. The professionalism and support I received from the museum was incredible and I'm proud to contribute to the museum where I took summer classes as a kid.
If you are in Gainesville, please check it out. Hopefully it is amusing to look at, educational, and thought provoking. And the demise of Florida's springs that John has documented is a very important issue for a state that has promoted itself as a fantastic land of natural wonders. Together our two exhibits examine the 500 years of myth of the Fountain of Youth from roadside kitsch to a potential environmental catastrophe.
|John's wonderful nature panel in the foreground looking towards my exhibit|
|John's spectacular manatee clerestory window|
|Overview of the Springs Eternal exhibit|
|A dried-up White Springs shows what can happen to our springs|
|My exhibit, Finding the Fountain of Youth; Discovering the Myth |
of Florida's Magical Waters, is on display at the Florida Museum
of Natural History in Gainesville through December 15, 2013.
There will be an Earth Day event at the museum on Saturday, April 20th featuring another panel discussion by the Project's members and an appearance by one of the Urban Aquifer buses.