FLOR 217,Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris), 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 217
Gulf Muhly  (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

 
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Christine Eckerfield,"FLOR 217:Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)" , pastel,10" x 8", 2014 (CC)

 

 

About the Artist:

The paintings of award-winning artist Christine Eckerfield have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Florida Museum for Women Artists in Deland, Florida; the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Massachusetts; the Fort Walton Beach Art Museum in Fort Walton Beach, Florida; and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts in Longboat Key, Florida.

Artist Statement:

My approach is expressive and the main element in my work is color. I paint the movement of light and the passing mood at different times of day. Nature is my subject. The ocean, sky, clouds, palm trees and oak trees contain deep beauty and character. My work reflects the ever-changing environment which is often quiet, bold and lush.


FLOR 217 Gulf Muhly
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Gulf Muhly
(Muhlenbergia capillaris)  
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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