FLOR 224,Rouge Plant(Rivina humilis), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Kristen Gilpin 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 224
Rouge Plant (Rivina humilis)

 
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 FLOR 224 by Kristen Gilpin

Kristen Gilpin, "FLOR 224: Rouge Plant (Rivina humilis)"watercolor gouache, watercolor pencil and ink on bristol board, 6" x 6" 2012. (CC)  

 

About the Artist

Kristen Gilpin is an professional butterfly gardener, illuminator, calligrapher, photographer, and writer who has a penchant for butterflies, gin, strange fruits and antiquated art supplies. Originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Kristen resettled in Tampa Florida in 1997 and is now happy to call the sub-tropics her home.


Artist's Statement

I am inspired by the diminutive and the easily overlooked. In art, I gravitate toward things found insignificant by others- a single coquina shell, a pale moth, a minuscule flower in deep grass. Those things that are so easy to miss are often filled with a stunning and modest beauty that is just waiting for the right eye to acknowledge their sublime perfection and subtle place in the whole.

 


FLOR 224 Rouge Plant
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Rouge Plant
(Rivina humilis)

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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