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Food Desert Island, 2017, stoneware

Speaking of free access to multiple food options… Much of west Orlando is a food desert. It appears that in our community, accessibility to fresh, healthy food options correlates with locations of wealthy, non-minority communities. Within the downtown and metro areas, the disparity is striking. In this image, you see an island in the foreground, and downtown Orlando, with its tall buildings and access to fresh foods, in the background. The two are separated by I4, leaving west of downtown stranded. A food desert island. Convenience stores and gas stations try to fill the gap, while hobbies move in.