the smack of wet palms trashing in tropical winds, i’m wondering if it was as sexy as i remember.  how is it that flowers always seem drenched, more like flowers than other flowers?  when peeling and orange, the sky is warming.  is there more anticipation when humid?  the image more like eruption, less like fossil.  it is fixation, a constant squint in bright blinding hot toned sun and dense shade. 

Secret Florida was a solo exhibition at The Luminary in St. Louis, MO in partnership with ACRE Residency. Photographs courtesy of Brea McAnally.