FLOR 101,Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, 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 101
Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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Anthony Castronovo , "FLOR 101: Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)", fused glass, 24” x 24”, 2014 (CC)

 

 

About the Artist


Anthony Castronovo is an American artist whose works blur the line between sculpture, ecology, engineering, and robotics. Born in Gainesville, FL, he received his B.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Florida in 2003, and his M.F.A. in Art and Technology from The Ohio State University in 2006.

 

Artist's Statement


Ecology is a major part of my practice and I am interested in making work that explores our notion of the natural world. For this piece I have chosen the Common Yarrow flower. Yarrow is a commonly overlooked species with a tiny bloom, but it has many healing and therapeutic uses in herbal medicine. Fused glass was chosen as a medium for its vibrant palette and distinct line quality.

 

FLOR 101 Common Yarrow
Photo credit: Virginia Ducey


Common Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)

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.

 

 

 



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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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