FLOR 363, Knotted Spikerush, Eleocharis interstincta, 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 363
Knotted Spikerush (Eleocharis interstincta)

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FLOR 363 by Patricia Esposito 

Patricia Esposito, "FLOR 363: Knotted Spikerush (Eleocharis interstincta)"sculpture, steel, aluminum, wood58" x 21", 2013. (CC)   

 

About the Artist

Sculptor and photographer

 

 

 


Artist's Statement

Enjoyment comes to me in contrasts using metal and wood together. This is a recurring theme in my work. Whether it is rusty metal that has lived through several lifetimes or brand new metal with a shiny patina. Wood has also survived many elements of nature and develops a texture that is always beautiful whatever the season.

 


FLOR 363 Knotted Spikerush
Photo credit:  Betty Wargo



Knotted Spikerush
(Eleocharis interstincta)

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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