Artisans displayed works that ranged from Florida-style accents and décor, unusual jewelry, wildlife photography and woodwork, clothing and pet wear. The free event featured a Green Market with exotic plants and handmade items that reflected the laid-back feel of the area.
Chuck Robertson (pictured), a Tampa artist at the event, created his wildlife sculptures from Florida cedar, a hard wood, unlike other types of cedar.
“The subject of each piece is determined by the shape of the wood, as no two are alike,” said Robertson. “I follow what nature does.”
Robertson then grinds, sands and cuts pieces with an orbital tool into fish and birds and other objects of the natural world. No stain is applied, as the grain gives each piece its singular color.