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