FLOR 2,Crested saltbush, Atriplex pentandra, 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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Region 1 Northwest Florida

 FLOR 2
Crested Saltbush (Atriplex pentandra)


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FLOR 1 by Heather Parker 

Raina Benoit"FLOR 2: Crested Saltbush (Atriplex pentandra)," mixed media, 24" x 26",  2013. (CC)

About the Artist

 

Raina Benoit received her BA from Louisiana State University in Liberal Arts and minored in Creative Writing (1999). After living and working in New York City she continued her studies in France at the Atelier des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (2001) where she studied in painting, drawing. She completed her MFA (2006) . Her has exhibited both nationally and internationally.

 




Artist's Statement

 

I am interested in the tiny threads that make up a good story, when the division made between fact and fiction is no longer the issue. Largely influenced by animism, mysticism, anthropomorphism, news headlines, and trash, my work collages narratives found from within the environment and the remnants left behind by humans, at the border between the familiar and the estranged.

 

 

 

FLOR 2 Crested Saltbush
Photo credit: Walter K. Taylor

Crested Saltbush
(Atriplex pentandra)

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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