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Englewood Art Center
EXHIBIT: NATURE'S PLACES OF SPIRITUAL SANCTUARY
January 7 - March 8
CLYDE WILL GIVE A LECTURE AT THE ENGLEWOOD ART CENTER ON FEBRUARY 7 AT 6 PM. Learn more about the event by clicking here. Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary: This collection of powerful black-and-white photography explores Butcher’s personal bond with the environment and his continued commitment to environmental awareness and stewardship. Although Butcher will always be identified with the Everglades, he is deeply committed to recording precious landscapes throughout the world. The exquisite beauty and depth of his work draw the viewer into a relationship with nature. For more than fifty years, he has been preserving on film the untouched areas of the landscape. His images are captured with large-format cameras, which allow him to express the elaborate detail and textures that distinguish the intricacy of the landscape. For Butcher, wilderness is a sacred necessity. He believes the mysterious spiritual experience of being close to nature is restorative and healing to the human soul. Butcher explains, “Without nature, there’d be no air, no clean water, and nothing to eat. I feel my images create an emotion that reach out to people and help them see their surroundings in a different way that encourages them to save those wild places where peace can fill the soul.”