FLOR 268,Dixie Iris (Iris hexagona), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Dabney Valtinson 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 268
Dixie Iris (Iris hexagona)

 

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 FLOR 268 by Dabney Valtinson

Dabney Valtinson"FLOR 268: Dixie Iris (Iris hexagona)", colored pencil, 4" x 6", 2012 (CC)

 

About the Artist

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design as well as an Associate in Science degree in Interior Design.  I have always had a love of art and art history and have been doing artwork for most of my life, getting a few commissions here and there. I used to work strictly in black and white until I discovered colored pencils in 2000.  Since then I have worked primarily in this medium.  I am a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA).  I am currently looking to change career fields into Interior Design, hoping that my artistic abilities will be able to be used.

Artist's Statement

This particular flower I have loved since I was a child. They used to crop up frequently in our yard, usually in unwanted places. I love the color combination and form to the flowers. They bring back many fond memories.

 

 

 




 

FLOR 268 Dixie Iris
Photo credit: Michael Drummond

Dixie Iris
(Iris hexagona)

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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