FLOR 308, Railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae, 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 308
Railroad Vine  (Ipomoea pes-caprae)


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FLOR 308 by Liz Lamb 

Liz Lamb"FLOR 308: Railroad Vine  (Ipomoea pes-caprae)", acrylic on canvas, 16" x 16", 2012 (CC)  


About the Artist

Liz is from Merritt Island, Florida, and grew up on the Indian River Lagoon. She has been drawing and painting since she was a child, and has a B.A. in Studio Fine Arts from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Most of her recent work has been inspired by nature.


Artist's Statement

I admire the beauty and resilience of the Florida's native plants and wildflowers. I have seen Railroad Vine buried deep under the sand after tropical storms, then emerge and bloom quickly after the sand has washed back out to the ocean. It's large, purple blooms always catch my eye.

 


FLOR 308 Railroad Vine
Photo credit:  Matthew Merritt



Railroad Vine 
(Ipomoea pes-caprae)

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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