Orangeland: Paradise Lost

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Orangeland: Paradise Lost, 2021
A Painting by Warren Scherer

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Fine art and high culture are a matter of opinion. Paradise Lost explores some of the cultural icons of Florida's highways. Orangeland is a metaphor for the Florida that is not advertised in travel brochures or experienced by tourists visiting theme parks. It represents the Florida of the exploited and their exploiters, the Florida of human predators and prey. Orangeland examines the situations of the desperate, con-artists, feeble-minded, and elderly as they attempt to navigate the merciless backwaters of a peninsula that lures the gullible with the promise of a sunny, carefree tropical paradise.

Other Works in Warren Scherer Paintings

Lemmy's Dream
Evangelist
Figure 43
Lickity Split
Schlitze: Icepick Surprise
Physiology of an American Crucifixion
Neapolitan
Corpse
Red Heifer
Forbidden Realm
Too Late to Pray
Orangeland: Pugman
Orangeland: Lillian
Glove
Angler Fish
Pierre's Salvation 2
Penitent
Hey Ho! Let's Go!
Fall from Power
Scripture I
Scripture II
Scripture III
Fetal Pig with Hoof and Face Against Glass Jar
3 Wise Men
Peacock
Swabs
Suffocation
Reptile Land
Institutionalized
Who's Responsible? The Grassy Knoll Revisited
Orangeland: Filthpig
Orangeland: Git R' Done
Messiah
Santa Brings the Gift of Death
Pierre's Salvation
Gabba Gabba One of Us
Orangeland: Tunnel O' Light
Medicinal Prison 1
Mendel's Carnival
Middle-aged, Transgender, Messianic Avatar Shops for Last Minute Holiday Gifts
Scenes from WalMart
Family
Alley
Stigmata Martyr
Confessional
Meromelic Figure
St. Agnes with Meningoencephalic Fetus
Medicinal Prison 2
Angler
Parasitosis Cruciatus