Ferdinanda Florence

Peabody (CPS-SOL) no. 1

The "Peabody" series is based on views of the palm-tree lined entrance to the California Prison System - Solano site on Peabody Rd.

Art from a Humanist Perspective

In both my art and my teaching, I am interested in the concept of liminal, threshold spaces, and how slippery spatial boundaries can speak metaphorically.

Almost all of my subjects are located in public, industrial, or commercial areas, rather than private residences. They are "home" to no one, and offer me an opportunity to reflect on issues of home, loss, and drift. The spaces are spatially fluid and difficult to place, reflecting the fluid realms of grief, isolation, hope, and reckoning in which we find ourselves.


Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco

Elisa Contemporary Art, New York