FLOR 212,Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) 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 4 Central West Florida

 FLOR 212
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

 
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 Michelle O'Brien"FLOR 212 Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) ," acrylic on canvas,  8” x 10”,  2014. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

I am a retired member of the United States Air Force. After 20 years of extensive travel, in 2005 I decided to call Florida home. I have had a lifetime love of all forms of art. In 2010 I enrolled in the BFA program at the University of Tampa, I am finishing my final year. The program has offered me the opportunity to explore many mediums, as well as study with some amazing artists. 

Artist's Statement

Although primarily a ceramic artist, I enjoy working in many mediums. My goal is the creation. I enjoy taking an otherwise inanimate object and bringing it to life. My focus in pottery is on the Ching Dynasty of China, their elegant and restrained forms and the visually exciting glazes, most notably the copper reds. In my paintings, regardless of medium - my focus is on vivid realism. 

FLOR 211 Coral Honeysuckle
Photo credit: Frank Soltes

Coral Honeysuckle
(Lonicera sempervirens) 
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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