Fountain of youth, Chalk festival 2019, Sarasota, Florida, USA

A tribute to the State of Florida, and therefore to the Source of eternal youth, which, according to the legend, in 1513, the Spanish warlord Juan Ponce de León, was looking for in those lands indicated by the Indios, thus discovering a fascinating and rich in resources natural land.


In the picture, freely inspired by history, a woman, personification of Florida, drinks water from the source, in a basin containing flowers, a symbol of vitality and joy of life. The old woman's hands and the already beautiful and young face, qualities that refer to how Florida is understood, indicate the moment of return to youth and renewal, symbolizing the eternal wealth and beauty that the Florida possesses and that she will continue to have in future.