NANCY FORRESTER
KEY WEST ARTIST AND
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
 
THE GARDEN
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NANCY FORRESTER'S SECRET GARDEN
 
       
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  PUBLIC PERCEPTION:
MY ART: THE GARDEN
The Media is responsible for the  perception of the place and for
narrowing the definition of my art work to garden, gardening and
the display of plants.

The name Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden came into use when
Dennis Reeves Cooper of Key West the Newspaper used it as a
descriptive term.  It is also known as Key West's Exotic Tropical
Botanical Garden.  It is listed under Tourist Attractions as Key
West's Rainforest!  It is Internationally famous for its beauty,
shade palms, aroids, ferns and its rare and endangered plants,
its parrots.  Charles Kuralt America states "..... you can easily get
lost in the beauty of the place...." Journalist Mark Caputo wrote,
"It's Jurassic Park sans dinosaurs." While the media continues to
focus on a display of beautiful plants and animals for the
amusement of tourists, my vision has a higher purpose.

MY INTENSION
MY ART: A VISIONARY ENVIRONMENT
My wish is for humanity to restore balance to the natural world.  I
want others learn from nature and to open their hearts to feel the
love I have for all life forms. I work passionately  to save the last
undeveloped wooded acre of open land in the heart of  "old town"
Key West  to help life on Earth and to provide environmental
education to the public. Each of us can bring innovative action to
our lifestyle to be harmonious with nature

As an eco artist, I engage the public with a complex mix of
contemporary artistic disciplines, site specific art, Gardens of
Revelation, fusion of art and life, and acting.
I have created a powerful evocative spectacle on an important site
to activate the place. The precious land, its very topography, is not
the setting for the work but part of the work.  The financial tension
of high density development surrounding this last open space is
extreme!”  Extinction looms for the last wooded undeveloped acre
in the heart of "old town" Key West.  Funds are needed now to
save this precious land and its myriad life forms.  The human
fiduciary response to this environmental need is the most
important component of my art.   
 
 
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Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden,
One Free School Lane, (off the 500 block Simonton Street), Key West, Florida 33040
Open 10-5 Daily   Admission $10 all ages
www.nfsgarden.com    nancy_forrester@yahoo.com   305-294-0015
 
 
       
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COPYRIGHT 2006 BY NANCY FORRESTER