Florida's Flooded Future. Dyed paper over silk, stitched. Puzzle with flooded areas covered in tulle, stitched. By Patricia Turner. All Rights Reserved. By mid century, Florida's barrier islands will be awash and abandoned; low lying coastal and Everglade's areas will flood completely on a regular basis wiping out habitats. We will lose our freshwater resources, our infrastructure, and see the increase of catastrophic storm surges. Are we ready?
My art addresses issues of social, cultural, and political gravity. Utilizing familiar and iconic imagery, often of conflict and pain, and placing these images within backgrounds that are exuberant and colorful creates tension between the seriousness of the subject matter and the cheery playfulness of the presentation. My goal is to disrupt complacency, encourage dialogue, and even provoke the viewer to examine issues that affect us all. The act of creating helps to release my frustration over these difficult ailments of our age.
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