Key Deer – Endangered Animals
As part of his public art installation at Ft. Drum plaza along the Florida Turnpike, Cortada’s “Endangered Animals” series allowed the artist an opportunity to showcase a variety of endangered animals that have been affected by habitat loss due to overdevelopment.
Each of these signed, numbered, limited-edition prints (edition of 5) showcases a specific endangered animal that has been affected by habitat loss due to human impacts. The artist, Xavier Cortada, hopes through the elasticity and potential of art that we may find a better way to coexist with nature before these animals become extinct.
Prints from the “Endangered Animals” series are in the collection of Florida’s Department of State in Tallahassee, as well as having been exhibited at the Orlando Science Center and The Frank (Frank C. Otis Gallery and Exhibit Hall) as part of the artist’s overarching “Florida is…Nature” exhibition. They also were included in the artist’s solo exhibition at Creative Pinellas.