Sunday, September 30, 2012
Conch came about as result of a visit to the Conch Republic located in the Florida Keys. Key West to be exact. On April 23, 1982, two days after our son was born, this "Tongue in Cheek" secession of the city of Key West occured. It came about as a result of frustration over a roadblock and checkpoint by the U.S Border patrol which greatly inconvenienced residents and was detrimental to tourism in the area. After much frustration, the mayor of Key West decided that since they were being treated as a foreign country, why not be one? It has been a boon to tourism ever since with celebrations of Independence day that lasts for a week in April of each year.(Wikipedia) Check it out, it's fun to see the history of this funny happening in our country.
Conch~Acrylic on Canvas~10 x 10