FLOR FLOR 1, String Lily, Crinum americanum, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Heather Parker, String Lily FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013.
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 FLOR 1
String Lily (Crinum americanum)



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FLOR 1 by Heather Parker 

Heather Parker, "FLOR 1: String Lily (Crinum americanum)," acrylic on wood, 24" x 48",  2012. (CC)


About the Artist

Heather is a visual artist and art instructor who believes art is a vital component of a thriving community. Heather has served on the board of Panama City Artists Association, is a founder of CityArts Cooperative, and is the Artist in Residence for Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter School. She teaches and presents locally and regionally, and her art is collected worldwide.


Artist's Statement

I paint . I paint stories.  All lives are intertwined and your journey becomes part of mine.  It is all creative energy.  From inside to outside, from you to me, from me to you, flowing through the world.

 

 

 

 

FLOR 1 String Lily
Photo credit: Keith Bradley
 



String Lily
(Crinum americanum)

For more information about this flower please visit
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants Institute for Systematic Botany


Five hundred Florida artists are sought to create art for FLOR500, a participatory art, nature, and history project that marks the importance of the moment when the history of Florida changed forever and gives a glimpse of what its landscape was like 500 years ago. Developed by Xavier Cortada, director and artist-in-residence of FIU’s College of Architecture + The Arts’ Office of Engaged Creativity, the project commemorates Florida’s quincentenary in 2013. For more information click here.

  

  

 

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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