FLOR 209,Shortleaf Gayfeather (Liatris tenuifolia , 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 209
Shortleaf Gayfeather (Liatris tenuifolia )
 
 
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Chad Loving"FLOR 209: Shortleaf Gayfeather (Liatris tenuifolia) ", markers and colored pencils ,8.25” x  11.5”, 2014.(CC)

 

About the Artist

Chad Loving has been an artist ever since he created his first magnet-mounted piece of fridge art. He is inspired by living life and all of its wildly mundane, exotically commonplace, and extraordinary ordinary gifts. He and his cat, Philbert, live in Plant City, FL, just forty-seven minutes away from Walt Disney World.

Artist's Statement

Having lived in Florida my entire life, I often take its beauty for granted. The ordinary is truly extraordinary if we take the time to examine it closely and appreciate what it offers to us (even if it offers us hay fever).

 

FLOR 209 Shortleaf Gayfeather
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Shortleaf Gayfeather
(Liatris tenuifolia)  
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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