FLOR 336, Flattened Pipewort (Eriocaulon compressum), 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 336
Flattened Pipewort (Eriocaulon compressum)


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Laurie Pedolsky Aguera-Arcas"FLOR 336: Flattened Pipewort (Eriocaulon compressum)," woodcut on hand-made mulberry paper, 5 1/2" x 6",  2014. (CC)

About the Artist

Laurie Aguera-Arcas received her fine arts degrees from University of Maryland and Maryland Institute. She works mostly in printmaking—relief prints, lithography, etching, and monoprints—but since moving to Florida she has begun painting in watercolor and oil as a response to the local color and light. Ms. Aguera-Arcas has worked internationally and has garnered awards in Florida and abroad.

Artist's Statement

I have found inspiration in the images of printmakers such as Goya, Rembrandt, and the German Expressionists. In my prints and drawings, I have tried to capture the inner life rather than the surface of things. In Florida, light and color saturate and nurture people, nature, and objects, so I have turned to painting to express the pathos, beauty and humor in daily existence.

FLOR 336 Flattened Pipewort
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Flattened Pipewort
(Eriocaulon compressum)

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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