- Pricing is by roll, measuring 52” x 120”
- Pattern horizontal repeat every 26"/ verticle repeat every 117"
- Material: Abaco Shamwa White VInyl
- Materials are microbial resistant
- Materials and water-based inks are VOC free
- Highly durable and fade resistant
- Washable with mild soap and water
- Class A fire-rated
- Made in Wynwood of Miami, Florida
Products are available to order by the yard, with custom specs, and/or color variations to fit your project needs - email to connect - hello@wynwoodwallpapers
In Forgotten Frontier, Miami-based artist Christina Pettersson fashioned wallpaper from original drawings depicting South Florida history. The process of producing this artwork, along with the wood panel piece Wonderful Isle of Dreams for the Caribbean Village Community Room, offered Pettersson the opportunity to consider how profoundly Caribbean cultures, ecologies, and cuisine have permeated South Florida. These influences are seeped into the landscape, from coconut palms to the fragrant mango explosions that herald summers and annual hurricane season. Pettersson acknowledges that South Florida owes a particular debt to the Bahamian settlers, who brought knowledge to the region of how to survive. Pettersson further expresses a debt to the very first photographs captured of the South Florida landscape and its peoples, the settlers and Seminoles, by Coconut Grove resident Ralph Munroe and published in the book The Forgotten Frontier by late historian Arva Moore Parks. The book depicts a period of coexistence and community, before the expansion of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway changed the region forever.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christina Pettersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lives in Miami, Florida. She is known for her large scale drawings, videos, sculptural installations and group performances, focusing on the history and environment of her native South Florida. She is the recipient of a Knight Grant, Ellies Creator Award, Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship thrice, and is a Fulbright Scholar, and has attended residencies such as Everglades National Park, Yaddo and Ucross. She is in the collections of the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Bass Museum of Art, Margulies Collection and the Four Seasons Hotel, as well as nationally and internationally.
This artwork is part of the collection of Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places program, made possible with the support of the Art in Public Places Trust, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Miamidadepublicart.org, miamidadearts.org