This project was originally conceived as three paintings of the same site, one every ten years, based on photographic information collected at random intervals over that time period. This is a work in progress, and some elements of the process are shown here. One of the final paintings is complete, and the other two are in various stages involving accumulating photographic sources and drawings of the location. Shown here is a brief overview of some of the stages, starting with the finished painting and moving back in time.
The Crowley Preserve is located in Sarasota County, Florida. Flowing through it is the Myakka River, which is designated to be a Wild and Scenic River by the Florida Legislature. The river courses through a narrow, serpentine channel, bordered by Spanish moss-laden live oaks and sabal palm trees.
Installations of Myakka Fork
Jake Fernandez: Altered Realities Exhibition at Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Palm Beach County, Florida, 2013
Myakka Fork in Artist's studio, 2007
Permanent Installation on Anna Maria Island Florida, The Studio at Gulf and Pine,collection of Mrs. Lawton Chiles, 2007 to present