the devoted artist, Ocean Springs MS

“Big Daddy” Jason in Fairhope told us about Walter Anderson and his museum in Ocean Springs. Anderson had been so committed to his art that he once tied himself to a tree on an island in a hurricane, so that he could paint the storm. He would disappear for weeks, rowing to deserted island strips and becoming part of the natural habitat, which he religiously documented through incredible paintings, drawings, blockprints, sculptures, pottery and texts. If you are in the area, we really really recommend visiting there. Afterwards, we walked around, took in the sunset with many pelicans and one Blue Heron, left a heart, and moved on.