FLOR 304, Baybean, Canavalia rosea, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Nancy Baur Dillen 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 304
Baybean  (Canavalia rosea)

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Nancy Dillen, "FLOR 304: Baybean (Canavalia rosea)," oil on canvas, 11" x 14", 2013 (CC)


 

About the Artist

Nancy Dillen is a Florida native who grew up in Quincy, FL., received her MA in Art Education and Constructive Design at Florida State University, & was Art Professor & Program Coordinator at Brevard Community College, Melbourne for 35 years. She paints full time, exhibits and conducts workshops locally and nationally. Her works are in many public and private collections throughout the USA.

Artist's Statement

Color and space intrigue me. My aim is to merge imagery of the real and unreal, the romantic and the dramatic. Two concepts reflected in my work are the need to accept things as they are, and the need to dream. I compete with myself to find new and challenging solutions to painted landscapes. In Dame Baybean, reality and fantasy join.
I make my own paint using dry pigment and burnt plate oil.

 


 

FLOR 304  Baybean
Photo credit:  Roger Hammer



Baybean
(Canavalia rosea)

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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