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.