WHILDEN’S POND 7 © 2002
Big Cypress Gallery
Photographic Story We have named our backyard pond Whilden’s Pond in honor of the man who owned the property before us, Leon Whilden. He was a hermit that lived in Big Cypress and turned the property into an orchid nursery as well as other exotic plants. His story is interesting and Niki is working on writing it in our Journal. We’ll let you know when that happens. During the winter we get so many birds flying into our pond that it’s like have the Discovery Channel right outside the swamp cottage window! Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-base paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry, and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.