What is it about the Everglades that inspires artists?
Today, we take you to meet to Deborah Mitchell in her studio on Miami Beach, to talk about the ways that Florida’s southwest coast influences her art. The contested landscape, endangered by encroaching urban development and sea level rise, is where she engages as an artist and an advocate for North America’s only subtropical wilderness: The Everglades. Mitchell’s mindful practice expresses her affinity for this fragile ecology, and her desire to learn, share and preserve its science and history.
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio: Deborah Mitchell | Photographs courtesy the artist and Fresh Art International
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