Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday's Mural

This Lake Placid, FL mural, honoring Richard Archbold and the Archbold Biological Station is 184' wide by 8' high and was completed in July of 2007.  The artist was Keith Goodson, who has painted several murals in the Lake Placid area.

In 1941, after leading 3 biological expeditions to New Guinea, Archbold founded the Archbold Biological Station at the Red Hill Estate. The Estate was donated by John A Roebling II.  The Station is now recognized internationally for its ecological research on the Florida scrub.  At the far right of this photo is Willie Chapel, who retired in 2008 after 50 years of service with Glades Electric.
This portion shows staff conducting a controlled burn.
The mural shows all aspects of the Station's mission: education through class visits;  land management through prescribed burning for plant community maintenance; and ecological research through studies of plants and animals.
These activities help guide the conservation of the globally imperiled Florida scrub and the rest of the natural areas in Florida's Heartland.  This last portion shows a family's rural home being connected to Glades Electric, Archbold's long-cherished aspiration for the community.
Linking to Monday Murals.

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Linda, great post and I enjoyed the story. The mural is wonderful! Have a great week ahead!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

great mural. curious about it... i took some mural view while out west & would enjoy sharing them with the group there ... how did you get your info. on the mural? i don't really know the back story on mine... would love to know your thoughts. thanks. (:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love a mural with a bit of history, thanks for the details Linda. I do hope Keith Goodson has some work hanging in a gallery somewhere, he should!

Chrissy Brand said...

Fascinating story and nicely understated painting.

Anni said...

Okay, I'm over at my birding blog trying to catch up on the comments and visitors that left me messages, and now...trust me, I'm blond, and it IS early and a Monday too...but, I clicked on your name in the comment section and as with blogger, it takes me to profiles...and I clicked away, not thinking or paying attention to the link I clicked on...and your blog opened up...and I read the first line "i'm retiring this blog"....I was nearly devastated!!!! Linda? Retiring her wonderful blog? Oh my...then, I realized I hadn't clicked on your main blog. GEEZ Louise!!

Okay, now that that is off my mind, I must say I appreciate your visiting with me at the bird blog and I especially enjoyed viewing your murals this week...Especially the 'rural family one' ---that image just brings back the times of my youth and how strong families were back then.


Thanks for the visit... I'm a little behind in responding as I had a very busy weekend and wasn't online much!!!

Danielle said...

What a beautiful piece of art.

TexWisGirl said...

i like how they used the ribbons to interweave different aspects into the same mural. very nicely done. thanks for the explanations.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Loved the info on this mural Linda and that is a BIG mural! Cool truck. I am amazed at all the murals in this Florida town!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Linda! This is a beautiful and interesting mural. The artist is so talented!

Have a wonderful day!

Robert Geiss said...

How life can, how life should be. Great piece of art indeed.

Please have a good Tuesday.


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Brian King said...

Very nice mural! I like the muted colors of this one.

RedPat said...

This is so beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the artist's clear, bold drawing style. His work tells a story simply yet well.

Red said...

Murals always amaze me by how much they pack into them. This one tells a large story.

Marie said...

This is an AMAZING mural...one of the best I have ever seen. He is a very talented artist.

NixBlog said...

Fantastic shots of this wonderful mural, Linda. Always nice to see murals with a story or those that area tribute to special person or place.

kaye said...

beautiful and quite amazing. We don't have anything like that in our part of the world.

Rita said...

The history murals are always my favorites to find. This is certainly a great one. Love the story, the colors and all that movement.

Rita said...

The history murals are always my favorites to find. This is certainly a great one. Love the story, the colors and all that movement.

Jenn Jilks said...

I so love murals!
I STILL haven't done a post on them.
Cheers from Cottage Country!