FLOR 198,Tampa Mock Vervain (Glandularia tampensis),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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 FLOR 198
Tampa Mock Vervain (Glandularia tampensis)

 
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Joanne E. Osborn, "FLOR 198: Tampa Mock Vervain (Glandularia tampensis)," mixed media, 16" x 16",  2014. (CC)


 

 

About the Artist

Joanne was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her hometown inspired her to turn blank canvases into an array of colors. In the early 90s, she had the chance to live in Europe and learn the history of the arts from a different perspective. In 1996, she moved to Tampa, Florida to study marketing and fine arts. She currently works as a marketing consultant, graphic and fine artist.

 

Artist's Statement

My work is an abstraction of real life combined with a riot of images, which appear as a result of improvised brush-strokes. As a traveler, I capture the small details each culture has to offer and transform a blank canvas into a dance, a performance, a scene, a documentary or simply a memory from a different country.


FLOR 198 Tampa Mock Vervain
Photo credit:  Shirley Denton

Tampa Mock Vervain
(Glandularia tampensis)
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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