FLOR 313,Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Gabriele DiTota 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 313
Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)

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FLOR 313 by Gabriele DiTota 

Gabriele DiTota,"FLOR 313: Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)", art quilt, 2013 (CC)

 

About the Artist

Gabriele is a fiber art quilter. She uses both commercial and hand dyed fabrics, alters them through applied media and embellishes over the surfaces until she gets the surface she desires. Gabriele is a member of Studio Art Quilters Association (SAQA), Seams Unique Fiber Artists and Seaside Piecemakers Guild. She has had works juried into two SAQA shows and has exhibited in shows in Florida.

Artist's Statement

I enjoy gardening and strive to have interesting textures and colors throughout my yard.. The buttonwood is a plant I have had in my garden for many years due to its green-grey color, velvety soft leaves and attractive flowers and seed pods. My art quilt of the buttonwood is made of commercial fabric that has been colored with pencils and painted, then embellished with machine quilting.


 


FLOR 313 Buttonwood
Photo credit: Roger Hammer



Buttonwood
(Conocarpus erectus)

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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