FLOR 121,Blanket Flower, Gaillardia aestivalis, 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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Region 3 Northeast Florida

 FLOR 121
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aestivalis)

FLOR 124 by Matthew Patterson

Teri Tompkins, "FLOR 121: Blanket Flower (Gaillardia aestivalis)",

oil on canvas, 36" x 48" , 2013. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

Teri Tompkins is a professional artist, portrait painter, and teacher. Her paintings and illustrations often focus on the preservation of Florida's environment. Going out into nature to paint en plein air is a favorite way to paint with friends. 








Artist's Statement

Although I have lived, travelled, and studied art in many places around the world, my love of the humble "beach daisy" comes from being born and raised on the water in St. Augustine. I've never outgrown a fascination with this native flower's color combinations. I chose to paint this rugged native in Renaissance portrait style, with an imagined Ponce de Leon on the horizon... 



 

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FLOR 121 Lanceleaf Blanketflower
Photo credit: Dennis Girard



Blanket Flower
(Gaillardia aestivalis)

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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