Pirates and Gasparilla
Gasparilla is an entire season where I live in Tampa Bay, Florida. The season includes everything from parades to art festivals. Every year following a gasparilla event, I like to scavenge the scene and use things that I find in the streets in an art project.
Mixed Media Restored Vintage Trunk
42 x 24 20
The shoggoth and steam punk influence is strong with me. I have not yet completed this piece but it is mostly done.
Mixed Media Wall Hanging
45 x 34
Arr, me hearties, gather ’round and let me tell ye ’bout the Gasparilla celebration, a raucous and wild affair fit for the likes of swashbucklers and buccaneers!
Picture this, me mateys, a grand spectacle on the shores of Tampa Bay, where a mighty flotilla of pirate ships sails in, their flags a-wavin’, and cannons a-roarin’! The Jolly Roger flies high, and the spirit of adventure fills the salty air.
Ye see, Gasparilla be a time when the landlubbers and seafarers alike come together to revel in the merriment of the high seas. Buccaneers of all ages don their finest pirate garb, with tricorn hats, eyepatches, and swords aplenty!
As the sun sets low on the horizon, the city comes alive with the sounds of laughter and sea shanties. The streets be lined with eager onlookers, their eyes wide with wonder at the sight of the fearsome pirates marchin’ through the town.
There be a grand parade, me hearties, with floats adorned in pirate plunder and booty galore. And the loot ain’t just for the pirates, oh no! Beads and doubloons fly through the air, and the cheers of the crowd fill the night with joy and glee.
But beware, for Gasparilla be no ordinary celebration! The air be filled with a sense of mischief and revelry, and ye best keep an eye out for those sneaky pirates, for they may just steal a kiss or two!
So, me hearties, come join the fun, raise a tankard of grog, and let the spirit of the pirate flow through yer veins. Gasparilla be a time to embrace the freedom of the open sea and the camaraderie of the pirate crew. Arr, let the celebration begin!
In the Dark