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Miami Artist Mounting Installation at Biscayne National Park

Posted By Xavier Cortada, Tuesday, November 24, 2009
National & State Parks

 Lauren Himiak
Lauren's National & State Parks Blog

By Lauren Himiak, About.com Guide to National & State Parks

Miami Artist Mounting Installation at Biscayne National Park

Tuesday November 24, 2009
© Xavier Cortada

On January 4, 2007, Xavier Cortada planted 51 flags for the 50th anniversary of the opening of the South Pole station.

Miami artist Xavier Cortada is doing big things at Biscayne National Park's Convoy Point this winter and spring. To mark the United Nations' "International Year of Biodiversity," the park will showcase Endangered World: Biscayne National Park, featuring 360 brightly colored flags lining the roads and trails at Convoy Point representing one degree of the planet's longitude and an endangered or threatened animal that lives at that longitude.

Individuals and organizations will adopt an animal to paint on one of the flags and commit to an "eco-action" that directly or indirectly alleviates the hardships of that animal. Participants can create flags and commit to actions on their own, or they can take part in flag-painting workshops in December and January. The flags will be on display from February 14 to May 1, 2010.

If you are interested, more information can be found online.

Tags:  About.com  Biscayne National Park  International Year of Biodiversity  State and National Parks 

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