L0057 - South of the Border to Jacksonville, FL - Reprint 11X14
“South of the Border to Jacksonville, Florida”
of 22X28 Original Acrylic by Lisa Lofton
Reprint is 11X14 - Matted size is 16X20 -Signed with Description below on back:
As a child, my family would travel from Kentucky to Florida to visit my grandparents. We would get so excited when our old station wagon would cross the border from Georgia to Florida and we could stop at the Welcome Station! While my father charted our way to the East Coast of Florida, on interstate 10 to Jacksonville, we would get our complimentary cup of orange juice. I had collected my souvenir “Orange Bird” cup and it was always at my side during our journeys south. This painting is a depiction of the treasured memories of not a Florida native, but a transplant who has lived in the state for over 48 years. This is my home and I hope visiting children still experience the thrill of crossing that state line and being welcomed by our beautiful state. Welcome to Florida!
A Little History about my Orange Birds Cup:
The Orange Bird was created in 1970 as a mascot for the Florida Citrus Commission in exchange for them sponsoring the Tiki Room attraction at the Magic Kingdom. The bird appeared in ads for the Florida oranges. After his initial campaign was dropped in the 1970s, the Orange Bird appeared in a few educational shorts in the 1980s such as “Foods and Fun, A Nutrition Adventure” and “The Orange Bird and the Nutrition Bandwagon”. Eventually, the bird would fade into obscurity when Disney and the FCC severed their ties in 1987.
Partially quoted from the fandom.com website.