These drawings were initially exhibited at Miami Art Fairs: OMNIART I in December 2004 (above) and OMNIART II in January 2005 (below). The images were used to paint the columns beneath I-95 and create the Miami Mangrove Forest, a metaphoric reforestation of Downtown Miami.
Miami Mangrove Forest (Drawings for Downtown Columns) pencil on paper/series of 56 framed drawings, each 8.5" x 11", (2004) Currently the work is on long-term loan to Florida International University.
Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Poleand South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Latvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.