FLOR 226,Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) ,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 226
Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis)

 
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FLOR226 by Lora Duguay

Lora Duguay, "FLOR226: Carolina Wild Petunia", Oil on canvas, 11" x 14",2012 (CC)

 

About the Artist

Lora Duguay has been creative since childhood, but when her life was affected by Post Polio Syndrome, her hobby became her full time career. Her artistic creativity has been focused on the cultural beauty of indigenous tribes, nature, and iconography. Her art has been exhibited in various museums and galleries throughout the State of Florida. She has been a member of VSA Arts, having participated on their Board of Directors, as well as Artist in Residency Program. It is Lora's desire to evoke emotion in her paintings, as well as bring pleasure to the viewers eye.

Artist Statement

"The pure pleasure is my relationship with the canvas. The ability to portray and emit my own joy, pain, happiness and sorrow through my art frees me to live a life of peace, serenity and spiritual connectivity, unlike anything I have ever experienced. Art thrills me, heals me and is a gift from the Divine, like none other."

 

 

FLOR 226 Carolina Wild Petunia
Photo credit: Bob Bachand

Carolina Wild Petunia
(Ruellia caroliniensis)
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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