NANCY FORRESTER
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  Helping people to open their hearts to the natural world,
to think outside the culture of the tourism box and
restore balance in the natural world..

Artistic discipline  #1  Modes of Signification Books
Magazines, Newspapers, TV. Home and Garden
TelevisionGuide books Internet
Charles Kuralts America, coffe table books,Magazines,
Guide books AAA, Fodors Fromers, Michelyn Lonly
Planet, National Geographic
A sign is an entity which signifies another entity.
A natural sign is an entity which bears a causal relation
to the signified entity, as thunder is a sign of storm.

My Visionary Environment or Garden of Revelation has
no conventional  commercial signs or throw away paper
advertisements.  My Visionary Environment or Garden of
Revelation has no conventional  commercial signs or
throw away paper advertisements.

As an artist  the lack of a commercial sign or symbol has
significance and meaning to me and is part of how I work
as a n artist It is what i intended. Thus, for example, I
hoped the  
significance of events, , how did you  find
out about this place, why did you file it in your memory
filed in your memory, as a place of interest,  what
interests bring you here.  why have you remembered the
mentioned or what meaning  meaning of it had in your
life.  These different relationships that exist between
sorts of signs can help people and sorts of things that
are signified can be called the modes of signification.
a body gesture, using your vocal cordsetc



HARD TO FIND
Visitors mostly tourists, often arrive perturbed and
grumbling.  Frustrated they complain to me "This place
really is a secret", it is hard to find! You are not in any of
the booklets or maps around town and when we asked
people, nobody knows about you or where you are. You
need better advertising and a sign at the end of the
lane, they complain.

MY REPLY.
Wow!  Congratulations, you made it here. Thank you for
the extra energy it took on your part to persevere in your
quest to find this place. How did you hear about it.
The way in which a sign signifies

Thousands of tiny migratory birds from Canada find this
garden on their way to South America each year.
Warblers do not need words erected on wooden or metal
signs, or a blitz of throw away advertisements on paper
to make their way here each year.  However, humans
who have heard the garden exists have grave difficulty
finding the place even though it is on a small island  only
one mile by 4 miles long.

My art exists in the middle of a block
Green Directions or hints Hints travlers who enjoy a
treasure hunt.   Use oral tradition and your vocal cords.
Keep asking people where it is. Even if you know where
it is ask anyway, for fun.  Using your vocal cords to
speak takes time and a little effort on everyone's part,  
introduce the art of good conversation to the culture of
tourism  Verbal conversations and body gestures to
point the way save trees and Using your energy to ask
keeps the thoughts of the place alive. If you speak to
someone in a shop you might new friend on the way to
the Secret Garden.  Maybe if you ask some one who
lives here lives here where it is they might be curios
enough themselves to find out and visit themselves.
Asking  for directions is part of the art of getting here.
Those who live here or work here for a season might
possibly Get feet ready for walking, rent a bike or electric
car. Find Key West it is a small island only 1 mile wide by
4 miles long.  Within the maize of concrete, asphalt, man
made buildings,  signs, banners and blaring
advertisements that embellish the island so as to attract
and waylay you find a high density section of historical
buildings known as old town. In old town find Duval
Street the city main drag.  Sort of midway on Duval the
500 block you can easily find Superstar Jimmy Buffets
Margrativille.  The customers and staff there may not be
able to provide clues to my whereabouts but I am near
by and  represent  the place and  time that produced his
early lyrics. Margritaville   is flanked by
Fleming Street and Southard Street which are
perpendicular to Duval take either one north east to the
500 block of Simonton Street next strret over parallel to
Duval to will take you to Simonton street. Which is Parrell
to Simonton Street  While on Fleming or Southard pick
up take out food for a picnic in the garden.
Find Free School Lane mid way in the 500 block of
Simonton street. Come to the end of the Lane and read
the sign before entering. Help make the place survive by
word of mouth.
Some people who arrived by word of mouth
Charles Kuralt






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Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden,
One Free School Lane, (off the 500 block Simonton Street)
Key West, Florida 33040
Open 10-5 Daily
Admission $10 all ages
www.nfsgarden.com    nancy_forrester@yahoo.com   305-294-0015
 
   
 
       
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