FLOR 285,Green-fly Orchid (Epidendrum conopseum),FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Ramona Garcia 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 285
Green-fly Orchid (Epidendrum conopseum)

 

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FLOR 285 by Ramona Garcia

Ramona A. Garcia, "FLOR 285: Green-fly Orchid (Epidendrum conopseum)”,
watercolor and gouache on paper, 6” X 9”, 2012. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

I am currently writing a mystery detective series, but I have to thank my niece, Ditsy Suarez, (see FLOR painting 414) for encouraging me to submit a painting, even though I haven't painted in about 30 years.  Doing it reminded me of the joy art can bring to the artist.

Artist's Statement

I chose the Green-fly Orchid because I've found them growing on my trees.  Captivated by the tiny flowers, I wanted to show them in their 'home' - a Live Oak tree, along with their neighbors - mosses, lichens, Spanish Moss and Resurrection Ferns.  The Luna Moth shows how tiny these flowers are.


FLOR 285 Green-fly Orchid
Photo credit: Robin Kennedy

Green-fly Orchid
(Epidendrum conopseum)

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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