FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangeas arborescens) -- Lauren Garber Lake
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Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangeas arborescens)

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FLOR11 by Lauren Garber Lake

Lauren Garber Lake, FLOR 11: "Wild Hydrangea" , 2011 (CC).

About the artist

Lauren Garber Lake’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Southeastern College Art Conference Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2008, she received the University of Florida College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year Award and The College of Fine Arts International Educator of the Year Award.


Artist’s Statement:

Lake's artwork explores both the celebratory and mournful nature of domestic events. These works create artifacts that provide order and memorialize domestic life while serving as a focus for the contemplation of the universal issues of the human condition.


Flor11 Wild Hydrangea
Photo credit: Virginia Ducey

Wild Hydrangea
(Hydrangeas arborescens)

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


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.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
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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