FLOR 238,Yellow Waterlily (Nymphaea mexicana), 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. Chip Weston, "FLOR 238: Yellow Waterlily", digital graphics, 10" x 8", 2012 (CC).
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 FLOR 238
Yellow Waterlily (Nymphaea mexicana)

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FLOR 238 by CHip Weston

Chip Weston, "FLOR 238: Yellow Waterlily", digital graphics, 10" x 8", 2012 (CC).

About the Artist

I have worked in the fields of Illustration, Advertising, Marketing, Photography, Motion Pictures, Theme Park Design, Television, and Radio for over thirty years and currently have a marketing design studio and a painting studio at McRae Artists Studios. My clients have ranged from mainstream Motion Picture Producers and internationally-known architects to local businesses.

 

Artist's Statement

I have fond memories of Yellow Waterlilies from canoeing with my wife and son. When he was about two, he wanted to see one up close so desperately that he almost tipped the canoe. We still see them go through their yearly cycle as we kayak on the chain of lakes in Winter Park.

 

 

FLOR 238 Yellow Waterlily
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Yellow Waterlily
(Nymphaea mexicana)
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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