FLOR 196,Firewheel (Gaillaradia Pulchella),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. Katherine Blackmore,"FLOR 196: Firewheel (Gaillaradia Pulchella)", watercolors, oil pastels and pencil, 6" x 6", 2012 (CC)
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 FLOR 196
Firewheel (Gaillaradia Pulchella)

 

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FLOR 196 by Katherine Blackmore

Katherine Blackmore,"FLOR 196: Firewheel (Gaillaradia Pulchella)", watercolors, oil pastels and pencil, 6" x 6", 2012 (CC)

 

About the Artist

Katherine Blackmore originates from Cleveland, OH and holds a BFA in Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has worked for such companies as American Greetings, Inc; The Nature Conservancy; and Walt Disney Feature Animation. Katherine currently teaches animation and illustrates children’s books. She resides in Edgewood, FL with her husband, Eric.

Artist's Statement

 I am an Illustrator who loves to draw stories, a fine artist who loves to experiment with different techniques. No matter what the medium, I love to let my line dance and tell imaginative stories with my art.

 

 

FLOR 196 Firewheel
Photo credit:  Keith Bradley

Firewheel
(Gaillaradia Pulchella)
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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