Saturday, March 22, 2014

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

On a recent sunny afternoon, we headed out of town to visit a spot that had been recommended to us - Solomon's Castle.

"Hidden in the lush Florida woodlands is one man's dream of paradise. The home, galleries and workshop of internationally renowned artist Howard Solomon are open to the public. Decorated with more than 80 interpretive stained glass windows and countless metal sculptures, the castle is a day-long delight."

Mr. Solomon created his home over the course of 14 years, using found and recycled objects. Every piece of art is created by him, utilizing a fanciful mix of these materials. The castle tour combines good old-fashioned humor and interesting background information.

Located in the middle of nowhere (really), we were amazed at the crowd that was there. We had to wait half an hour for the next tour group.  It was a nice way to spend the day, and to get to see an area of Florida we had not seen before!




Howard Solomon





Having never finished school, Mr. Solomon is a wonderful example of a self-taught artist - with a dream!


10 comments:

  1. Oh wow! What a funky and interesting place. :-) Good for Mr. Solomon doing what he loves. :-)

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    1. I guess that it really has been his dream job!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that is some house. What a creative brain to come up with all that. I love it. Clarice

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    1. "Creative brain" is a perfect way to describe him!

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  3. It's unbelievable what he was able to build there out of nothing! I love that he follows his dream!

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  4. I love the quote. It looks like a really neat place to visit.

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  5. What a treat! His windows are especially beautiful. That he's self-taught certainly speaks to the power of determination and inspiration.

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