Art Week Miami to Feature Alumnus Installation at Biltmore Hotel

Art Week Miami to Feature Alumnus Installation at Biltmore Hotel

By Katy Hennig

Art Week Miami to Feature Alumnus Installation at Biltmore Hotel

By Katy Hennig
Matt Stock, B.S. '04, will showcase his recent project, Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades.

Naturalist and photographer Matt Stock, B.S. '04, has woven his expertise in science with his passion for capturing beauty in nature. His most recent project, Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades, will be the exclusive art installation at the Biltmore Hotel for Art Week Miami this year.

”I have been a professional artist for some years and for the past twelve months I have been bitten, stung, infected, and risked my safety in pursuit the most complex and engaging project of my career: Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades,” shares Stock. This project is the culmination of a 10-year plan by Stock’s artistic partner, renowned Everglades explorer Charles J. Kropke, to capture the striking beauty of vehicles that have been left behind in the Everglades.

Model T’s, military vehicles, construction cranes, buses, automobiles, vans, airplanes and other vehicles representing every decade and wheel configuration since the motorized ‘horseless carriage’ was invented, were tracked through one of the most important wetland ecosystems in North America, and, for a variety of reasons, abandoned and forgotten. By investigating rumors, analyzing satellite imagery, and utilizing a network of Gladesman, the duo has re-discovered and re-envisioned dozens of these forgotten relics. The project Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades is the story of those vehicles and the juxtaposition of the vehicles in nature.

RSVP here for the vernissage event of Abandoned Vehicles of the Everglades at the Biltmore Hotel on December 5. Learn more about Matt’s work in the Florida Everglades and various other projects.

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Walter Peterson’s Farm Truck