FLOR 222,Silkgrass (Pityopsis graminifolia), 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 222
Silkgrass (Pityopsis graminifolia)

 
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Anna Granina, "FLOR 222: Silkgrass  (Pityopsis graminifolia)", acrylic,  6.5" x 8", 2014. (CC)  

 

 

About the Artist

Anna’s love of art began as a small child and continued as she earned her MFA. As Executive Restorer of Fine Arts and Executive Exhibition Artist at Moscow’s A.S. Pushkin State Museum, she was instrumental in preserving the works of 15th to 20th century masters, and represented the museum on trips throughout Europe. Anna moved to Tampa Bay after retiring, where she now creates art of her own.

Artist's Statement

I express myself through my art. My choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty, emotional connections, and things recognizable. I especially enjoy doing oils in an impressionist style, water colors in a realistic style, and acrylic abstracts. My hope is that others enjoy my art as much I enjoy creating it.

FLOR 222 Silkgrass
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Silkgrass
(Pityopsis graminifolia)
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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