FLOR 302, Alligatorflag, Thalia geniculata, 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 6 Central East Florida

 FLOR 302
Alligatorflag (Thalia geniculata)

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 FLOR 429 by Paris StylesFLOR 304 by Marcy Brennan 

Marcy Brennan, "FLOR 302: Alligatorflag (Thalia geniculata)," watercolor on paper, 5" x  7",  2013. (CC) 


About the Artist

I am self-taught from the age of 18, beginning with a set of oils and brushes and a few Walter Foster instruction books, then various classes along the way, A brief foray into decorative art and faux finishing took me along some interesting paths, but fine art is where I belong. I paint in oils, acrylics and watercolors--yes all three, because each has properties that I love and just won't give up. I paint landscapes, flowers and more recently, abstracts. I enjoy painting pet portraits and have painted a few faces.


Artist's Statement

For me, happiness is having a brush in my hand, paint on the palette and a canvas on the easel. I live to paint! My "day" job is a Realtor, but art is my life. Real estate funds the art addiction ;-). I think and breathe art. When I'm not painting or working, I'm looking at art books, art magazines, art online or watching art instruction videos on YouTube. I simply can't imagine not being able to go into my studio and paint something - whatever inspires me at the time.


 

 

FLOR 302 Alligatorflag
Photo credit: Kim Davis & Mike Stangeland



Alligatorflag

(Thalia geniculata)

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.

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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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