FLOR 364, Needleleaf, Northern Needleleaf,Reflexed Wildpine, Tillandsia balbisiana, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Rodney G. Busch, 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 364
Northen Needleleaf (Tillandsia balbisiana)

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 FLOR 364 by Rodney G. Busch

Rodney G. Busch, "FLOR 364: Northen Needleleaf (Tillandsia balbisiana)," watercolor on buff paper, 22" x 30", 2011. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin, Rod spent hours watching the movement of nature. He followed spring's progression of one bloom replacing another in a race towards autumn's burst of color, finally watching in silence as the quilted comforter of snow was pulled over the woods by fading twilight.

Artist's Statement

When i started painting, i found myself intrigued by the glint of light on a trickle of water; the play of shadow across a leaf at sunrise; the dance of a daughter in an old green prom dress; or the flight of a bird seeking its home. Such things have come to animate my life and my paintings.

 

FLOR 364 Needleleaf
Photo credit:  Ken Marks



Northen Needleleaf 
(Tillandsia balbisiana)

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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