FLOR 162,Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), FLOR500, Florida Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Rose Ganucheau 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 162
Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)

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FLOR 162 by Rose Ganucheau 

Rose Ganucheau, "FLOR 162: Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)," watercolor on paper, 11.5" x 14.25",  2012. (CC) 

 

About the Artist

Rose Ganucheau has a degree in biology and a passion for nature and art. She works in watercolor and pastel. She uses different approaches when painting flowers, ranging from the classic botanical format to experimental backgrounds that intensify color and perception, to depicting them in the natural landscape.

Artist's Statement

As an avid butterfly gardener, I was thrilled to find Buttonbush growing in my swampy backyard when I moved to Jacksonville a few years ago. Besides being a wonder of flower form with its ball shape and spiky stamens, it is a generous bloomer and butterfly magnet. In this painting, I focus on the contrast of the flower’s bright white color against the deep green leaves of the plant.


 

FLOR 162 Common Buttonbush
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Common Buttonbush
(Cephalanthus occidentalis)

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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