FLOR 335, Sixangle Foldwing (Dicliptera sexangularis), 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 335
Sixangle Foldwing (Dicliptera sexangularis)


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FLOR 1 by Heather Parker 

Mike Knight, "FLOR 335: Gourde, Wood-burning and Dye (Dicliptera sexangularis)," Gourde, Wood-burning and Dye, 14" x 7.5",  2013. (CC)


About the Artist

Mike Knight is the Program Manager for Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Lands Program. Venturing away from his normal hobby of native flute making with stone and shell inlay, gourd art has become a side hobby.


Artist's Statement

I was really drawn to the simplicity of this wildflower.

 

 

  

FLOR 335 Sixangle Foldwing
Photo credit: Keith Bradley



Sixangle Foldwing
(Dicliptera sexangularis)

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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