FLOR 161,Flatwoods Plum (Prunus umbellata), FLOR500, Florida Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Stephanie Marotta 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 161
Flatwoods Plum (Prunus umbellata)

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 FLOR 161 by Stephanie Marotta

 Stephanie Marotta"FLOR 161: Flatwoods Plum (Prunus umbellata)", acrylic on wood, 8" x 12.5", 2013 (CC)  

 


About the Artist

Stephanie Marotta was born in 1988 in Miami, Florida. In 2012, she received her BA in Fine Arts at Flagler College. Upcoming shows include the monthly Float Exhibit at The Standard in St. Augustine, FL. Stephanie currently lives and works in St. Augustine, Florida. 

Artist's Statement

Stephanie Marotta always possessed a passion for art. Ever since her childhood, Stephanie has involved herself in all aspects of the artistic process, ranging from school art contests to commissioned murals. She finds inspiration in various styles and methods, continuously exploring mediums including sculpture, illustration, painting, drawing, photography, and graphic design.


FLOR 161 Flatwoods Plum
Photo credit: Allen Boatman

Flatwoods Plum
(Prunus umbellata)

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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