Endangered

Connie Bransilver's love affair with Florida's wild native orchids spans more than two decades. Now, through the Guardians of the Everglades multi-media experience, she will bring her love and concern for the future of allendangered species to the public through 24 diaphanous silk banners, each 8 x 4 feet, suspended from the ceiling, swaying gently in the breeze to highlight their ephemeral nature.

Diaphanous Endangered Species Banners

The story is the same. We are pushing indigenous plants and animals to the brink.

Some adapt to us as new neighbors; others are shyer or more delicate in their needs for just the right balance in their environment. For centuries we have invaded the delicate south Florida wetlands, tried to drain them, tried to tailor them to our human requirements, threatening the natives -- orchids and panthers, alligators and wood storks, fish nurseries and the very water we need to drink. Sometimes we have succeeded in seeing what our heedlessness has done and corrected it, for now, like bringing the alligator and bald eagle back from near extinction, but panthers and wood storks and all the orchids are still at risk from our intrusion into their home. Let’s look closely at what is at risk right here.

Connie Bransilver's love affair with Florida's wild native orchids spans more than two decades. Now, through the Guardians of the Everglades multi-media experience, she will bring her love and concern for the future of all endangered species to the public through 24 diaphanous silk banners, each 8 x 4 feet, suspended from the ceiling, swaying gently in the breeze to highlight their ephemeral nature.

Orchids are the special treats, eye candy of the swamp. A healthy Everglades ecosystem supports numerous species of subtropical epiphytic and terrestrial orchids which can disappear forever with the shock of extreme cold or drought, or if humans drain the Everglades to make room for farms and houses.

These amazing silk banners are on display at her studio and are $1,200.00 for 8’ x 4’ banners, or contact Connie for terms on three or more. Other sizes may be available.

Banners at MOFAC ©Connie Bransilver

Banners at Everglades National Park ©Connie Bransilver

Exhibition Party in the Studio ©Connie Bransilver

Banners at Corkscrew Sanctuary ©Connie Bransilver


Endangered Species Photos:

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