FLOR 201,Narrowleaf Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), 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 201
Narrowleaf Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius)

 
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  FLOR 201 by Kala Nelson

Kayla Nelson, "FLOR 201: Narrowleaf Sunflower(Helianthus angustifolius)",

water color liquid and pencil, 12” x 10”, 2013.(CC)

 

About the Artist

Kayla is a new high school student at H.B Plant High. She has been doing art all her life and would some day like to pursue an art related career.



Artist's Statement

I became aware of this event through my art teacher and decided it would be a neat way to convey Florida's history. I liked the idea of being a "flower Audubon." Also being a teenager, it was a way for me to do some more meaningful work.

FLOR 201 Narrow Sunflower
Photo credit:  Michael Drummond


Narrowleaf Sunflower
(Helianthus angustifolius)
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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