FLOR 133,Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), FLOR500, Florida Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,donalee pond -Koening 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 133
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)

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FLOR 133 by donalee pond - Koening

 

donalee pong-Koenig, "FLOR 133: Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)," acrylic and collage, 14" x 37.5", 2012. (CC)

 

About the Artist

My objective is to continue my fine arts growth and development in drawing, printmaking, and collage relief panels: to continue to exhibit my work and expand my skills in teaching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist's Statement


My artwork is based on the fundamentals of drawing. From this, I have expanded my mediums to include mixed media, watercolor, acrylics and various mixtures of mediums. Throughout my career I have used my art as a catalyst for my life experiences and various situations or surroundings. Presently, I am working on marshlands, wetlands and waterways which are part of my surroundings where I reside in North Florida. I have combined architectural triangular perspectives with organic forms of nature, with the use of color, form and textures. Through these detailed, tactile drawings and paintings, I try to bring the viewer in for a closer view and then let them step back to enjoy the totality of the piece.

 

 

 

FLOR 133 Swamp Rose
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Swamp Rose
(Rosa palustris)

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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