FLOR 317,Innocence (Houstonia procumbens), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Marcia K. Moore 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 317
Innocence (Houstonia procumbens)

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FLOR 317 by Marcia K. Moore

 Marcia K. Moore"FLOR 317: Innocence (Houstonia procumbens)", 3d Sculpture using Autodesk Mudbox Digital enhancement using Photoshop, Printed on Canvas and further enhancement with Acrylic/Color Pencil, 40" x 50", 2012 (CC) 


About the Artist

My name is Marcia K. Moore, and I am a traditional artist in Stuart, Florida. As a conceptual artist, I produce innovative, exceptional visual artwork for corporate and private clients nationally and internationally.

Since my emergence in the 1980s, I have explored and developed my expertise in many mediums and have evolved with inventive proficiency. My early creative years gradually and deliberately taught me to understand and utilize traditional skills. Now I accelerate with these skills and experiment with the new digital tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Artist's Statement

Florida’s coastlines are spectacular, and it seems that most people find solace on or near the ocean and its beaches. When I moved to Florida in 2001, however, I found my spirit filled moments and creativity would derive from Florida’s mysterious interior... the Everglades.

Diversity within the grassy waters has become a tantalizing resource for concept sketches, paintings, sculptures, digital visualizations, photography, video and writing. And the inspiration doesn't stop there. Ancient cultures like the Calusa and Ais, who built towering shell mounds, or middens, make me wonder about their environment, how it was used and what connection it gave them to the outer realm—the universe.For three years, this has been my creative journey. A prolific energy has spawned a story and animation project.

The ultimate creative journey, for me, is to give back to the earth to help save and restore the hurting eco-system where the story takes place.

 


FLOR 317 Innocence
Photo credit: Frank Soltes



Innocence
(Houstonia procumbens)

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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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