The Palm Coast Arts Foundation introduced TURTLE #15 to the public art Turtle Trail during an unveiling ceremony on November 7th. NORMAN has been installed at the entrance of the Flagler County Health Department at 301 Dr. Carter Blvd in Bunnell.
Sponsored by the family of Dr. Orin Kaufman in his memory, NORMAN represents the iconic illustrations of Norman Rockwell, known for his hundreds of front-page illustrations of the Saturday Evening Post Magazine.
Ormond Beach artist, Ron Lace (who also painted TIFF (Turtle #2 at Long Creek Nature Preserve), recreated Rockwell’s most famous medical illustrations as the subject of this notable artist. “BEFORE THE SHOT”, seemed to be the appropriate subject during this COVID era” stated Palm Coast Arts Foundation Executive Director, Nancy Crouch, “and the Flagler County Health Department seemed the most logical site for this installation as they were the major administrators of “the shot” (aka COVID vaccine) these past months. Dr. Kaufman’s volunteer work with the health department also added to the thoughtful placement of NORMAN.”
Watch for news of more turtles to be hatched on the Turtle Trail in the coming months. A complimentary Guide to Outdoor Art created by the Flagler County Tourist Development office features the Turtle Trail and can be found at their office at 120 Airport Road, 3rd floor, Palm Coast.
Media Release: Palm Coast Arts Foundation, Photos: David Paukovich/Kaufman Family with ‘Norman’ artist Ron Lace