FLOR 249,Bigflower Pawpaw (Asimina obovata), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Belina Wright 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 249
Bigflower Pawpaw (Asimina obovata)


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 FLOR 249 by Belina Wright

 Belina Wright, "FLOR 249: Bigflower Pawpaw (Asimina obovata)," acrylic, 12" x 16",  2013. (CC) 


About the Artist

Belina Buisson-Wright is a self-taught acrylic artist and Native Floridian of Haitian-American  descent. She believes her ability to paint is a God given gift. Her art is strongly influenced by her Haitian culture. These pieces usually consist of tall stylized women of grace, strength and beauty holding baskets with random stokes in the backgrounds to create the vibrancy of life in their environment. She also enjoys painting nature and still life. Although this flower is different from her normal work it is a return to her painting roots.She hopes others enjoy her work as much as she enjoys creating it.

Artist's Statement

I am an acrylic artist. I am currently focusing on Haitian art because it is a part of my heritage. These pieces Usually consist of tall stylized women of grace, strength and beauty holding baskets. I also use color and random stokes in my backgrounds to create the vibrancy of life in their environments. Although this flower is different from my normal work it is a return to my painting roots. 


 

FLOR 249 Bigflower Pawpaw
Photo credit: Betty Wargo

Bigflower Pawpaw
(Asimina obovata)

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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