FLOR 288,Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia),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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 FLOR 288
Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

 

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FLOR 285 by Ramona Garcia

Ann-A. Vogt, "FLOR 288: Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)”,
Ebony Pencil, 16” X 20” framed, 2013. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

As a native Floridian the back roads, fish camps, lakes, springs and the ocean are a constant source of inspiration. Ralph Bagley taught me the charcoal technique I used  to win the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Governors Award. My studies continued at the Universities of Tennessee and of Central Florida. My artistic calling is lifelong.

Artist's Statement

I greatly admire the Florida Wildflower Foundation's plantings along the roadsides. The 2013 Symposium invitation through FLO 500 for Florida artists to participate has given me a chance to show the Foundation my appreciation of their hard work. My love of wildflowers was daunted by the obscure list the scientists came up with to choose from.

 

FLOR 288 Oakleaf Hydrangea
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Oakleaf Hydrangea
(Hydrangea quercifolia)

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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