FLOR 223,Wild Coffee(Psychotria nervosa), 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 223
Wild Coffee  (Psychotria nervosa)

 
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Kaki Kathleen King, "FLOR 223: Wild Coffee (Psychotria nervosa )"watercolor, 9" x 12", 2014. (CC)  

 

About the Artist

Kaki King is an artist and Art educator of Tampa, Florida. Her works in clay and watercolors have been exhibited at Florida Keys Community College, CraftArts of Florida Craftsman, Winter Park Art Festival, Las Damas De Arte and faculty exhibits at The University of Tampa. Recent retirement as Art Educator at Tampa Preparatory School has provided time to make Art in the studio again.

Artist's Statement

Settling in Florida 24 years ago was the catalyst that forever linked a love of nature and an MFA degree in Ceramics and Sculpture. Specifically, Florida's Native Flora that springs from collected seeds or is found on a hike in a swamp or a walk toward a beach has inspired the imagery that is drawn, carved and sculpted as Reliefs created of earthenware, stoneware & porcelain.

 

 

FLOR 223 Wild Coffee
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Wild Coffee
(Psychotria nervosa )
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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