FLOR 255,Big Floatingheart (Nymphoides aquatica), 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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Region 5 Central Florida

 FLOR 255
Big Floatingheart (Nymphoides aquatica)

 

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FLOR 1 by Heather Parker 

Ann Kawamoto, "FLOR 255: Big Floating Heart (Nymphoides aquatica),"  digital illustration, 9" x 9",  2013. (CC)

About the Artist


As a graphic designer for nearly 30 years, I communicate through both words and images. However, my artistic vision has been expressed through the mediums of both glass and computer illustration and I have been exhibiting this work since 2001 in galleries and shows around North Florida.




Artist's Statement

My illustration style distills scenes into clean, graphic imagery highlighted by a rich, vibrant color palette that I then embellish with patterns, and stylized textures to transcend the realism of the core imagery. I am inspired by natural geometries but especially the often unnoticed symmetry and textural patterns in the natural world.

 

 

 

  

FLOR 255 Big Floatingheart
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Big Floatingheart
(Nymphoides aquatica)

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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