Press Release: Cleveland Clinic Florida Acquires 22 Large Works from Conservation Photographer Phoenix
In October 2021, 22 large fine art photographs were installed in the permanent collection at Cleveland Clinic Florida's Women's Center at their Weston location, 1825 N Corporate Lakes Blvd, Weston, FL 33326.
After considering a number of local South Florida artists, proceeds from a charitable donation were used to purchase the 22 large works from Phoenix. Phoenix is an award-winning, internationally collected nature and wildlife photographer. Each of the 22 fine art photographs measures 24 x 36 inches and is printed on metal. They are installed in two waiting rooms and four examination rooms. The works were selected from Phoenix’s “Sacred Trees,” “Landscapes” and “Winged Life” collections.
“Reflecting the intersection of art and healing, Phoenix’s nature, fine art photographs transport viewers from the outside-in to a deep meditative place of peace and healing,” said Angelica Guckes, curator.
Phoenix is passionate about nature photography and healing. “For me the importance of nature is far more than a scientific necessity for creating air, clean water and producing food. It is a sacred necessity for healing and bringing peace to the human soul.
“It’s an honor to have my works as part of the Women’s Center at Cleveland Clinic and make a difference in women's lives, especially those who may be facing difficult times.”
Top Images: Selected images installed in the two waiting rooms.
Bottom Images: Selected Images installed in the four examination rooms.
More on Phoenix:
For Phoenix the extraordinary beauty of nature and wilderness are a wonder. Attempting to fix them in time is her passion; photography is her art. Known for her painterly approach to composition, light, color and texture, she is an internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer. Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland; the Virtual Artist-in-Residence for the Center for Great Apes Art4Apes Exhibition; the featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom; two public art grants, nine public art awards and many other prestigious awards. She was appointed to the first Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Citizen Review Panel, Broward Cultural Division. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspapers, magazines and blog posts – print and online internationally. She was invited to be the first photographer to “takeover” the Instagram page for the Friends of Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. She is the immediate past president of the National League of American Pen Women which she served six years. A native Miamian, Phoenix lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Honored to be nominated for the prestigious 2022 Women Rock Awards, for female entrepreneurs and professionals and the organizations they work with. https://bit.ly/WRTW2022
"Montauk Point Lighthouse" is juried into the Las Laguna Art Galery in Laguna Beach, CA "Landscapes or Seascapes" Exhibit. Available 24 x 36 inches on metal. https://www.laslagunaartgallery.com/
Story behind the photo... While visiting a dear friend and collector a few years back in the Hamptons we decided to make a mini-trip visiting lighthouses. Standing between the boulders near the water's edge the waves were wild on this gray and foggy day at Montauk Point Lighthouse. Several people standing on the cliff above were yelling at me to move concerned I'd be hit by a rogue wave. It all ended well minus drenched boots that dried out for more adventures.
"Grace" is in Broward Art Guild "Art in Motion" Exhibit. Free reception Saturday, March 5, 4:30 - 8:30pm. 3280 NE 32nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
24 x 36 inches on metal. Let me know if you'd like a custom size and/or substrate.
In honor of Women's History Month the National League of American Pen Women - Fort Lauderdale Branch invted to exhibit at Fort Lauderdale City Hall for month of March. I selected two of my much loved pieces photographed during my Artist residency in lovely Ireland in honor of celebrating St Patrick's Day later this month.
City of Fort Lauderdale,, City Hall - lobby gallery
100 N Andrews, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Intuitive Soul Photographer of nature, wildlife and people. Be inspired!