As a tribute to the Flagler Railroad, sculptor Bill Wood will install High Road, fiberglass and steel construction (160″ x 42″ x 90″), in the Armory garden in late-January.
Bill Wood on his inspiration for creating High Road…
“High Road is a result of the hours spent with one of my favorite landmarks of the Keys.
The first time I was involved in Sculpture Key West, I drove down from Virginia to Key West with a friend straight through.
As we got onto the Keys as it was beginning to get light, and it was my turn to drive. When I crossed over Bahia Honda, I saw the remnants of the Flagler Railroad with the collapsing highway above it.
I kept thinking about that bridge – and whenever I’d go back by I’d park at the bridge and look at it for a while.
It struck me that it’s so typical of the Keys – taking something and reusing it like that.
Then, a couple of years ago I started doing road pieces – (one is showing currently in the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in North Charleston.)
After a while, I got this idea for High Road. I don’t know, I guess I’ve just been on the highway too long…”
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*Guests are invited to stay for the free 6 pm lecture by Seth H. Bramson, author of Speedway to Sunshine in the Armory Main Hall