Naples, FL; Detroit, MI
Untitled Ochoppee Project, video & mixed media
Untitled Ochoppee Project, video and mixed mediaFinn Schult’s Untitled Ochoppee Project is a mixed media diorama considering Florida’s real and speculated history and lore. The Ochoppee Post Office is the smallest post office in the US and people come from all over just to get mail with the Ochoppee Stamp. Florida’s most well known cryptid, the skunk ape, is believed to live just east of the Ochoppee Post Office on one of Florida’s historic roadways, Old 41 aka Tamiami Trail. 41 runs from Tampa down the Gulf Coast and then across the Everglades to Miami. This particular section of the trail is incredibly rich in Floridian lore and Finn’s diorama celebrates its history.
Finn Schult is a visual artist from the American South currently living and working in Detroit. Finn has exhibited internationally and is an alumni of the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, the Savannah College of Art and Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art. They have been involved in group and solo exhibitions across the US and internationally at institutions such as the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI; Württembergische Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany and The Baker Museum in Naples, FL. Schult’s work spans multiple mediums but is currently rooted in video, performance, painting and site-specific installation.
7 Questions with FLORDIARAMA artist Finn Schult on the Fairgrounds St. Pete blog