To help commemorate the 2nd Annual Shipwreck Park LIONFISH DERBY in Pompano Beach, FL and draw attention to our reefs and their delicate survival in our ecosystem, Garrett has created new work to encourage the spearing of these beautiful but dangerous predators and encourage the ‘foodie’ in us to partake of these delicacies!
“CHEF’S SPECIAL - Lionfish” is a 20” x 15.5” INTAGLIO ETCHING on a zinc plate enhanced with a drypoint plate to create the image, while vibrant colors have been hand painted to create a unique print. It depicts a whimsical chef bringing out a platter of baked lionfish. The humorous composition appears to mimic a quirky advertisement! No doubt about it, Garrett’s style of dark humor is served on the menu inviting us to go ahead and partake of this invasive reef fish as a specialty cuisine!
This large 45” x 48” WOODCUT MONOPRINT was created by carving a large plywood block that carried the playful Marlin, while vibrant colors have been hand painted to create a unique monoprint.
The Sample-McDougald House, listed on the National and Local Register of Historic Places, is a distinctive historic house museum known for its unique architecture, history and cultural background. It was built in 1916 by Pompano Beach pioneer and farmer, Albert Neal Sample, who served as community leader till his death in 1941.
The Colonial Georgian-revival home was sold to William and Sarah McDougald in 1943. Generations of McDougald’s were raised in the home until the 1990s. The McDougald Family preserved the architectural and structural integrity of the home, making only slight changes to the property over time. The Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society, Inc. was formed and received the donation of the building in 1999. The 4,500 sq. ft. structure was then moved to its current location in Centennial Park in May of 2001. Hundreds of local residents and businesses contributed to the restoration and site development through financial and in-kind contributions. After more than a decade-long restoration, the home opened to the public in November of 2012. The city was with us every step of the way and has continued to support our efforts for the past 18 years.