FLOR 370, Leather Air Plant, Tillandsia variabilis, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Mary Sullivan Voytek 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 7 Southwest Florida

 FLOR 370
Leatherleaf Airplant  (Tillandsia variabilis)


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FLOR 370 by Mary Sullivan Voytek 

 Mary Sullivan Voytek," FLOR 370: Leatherleaf Airplant  (Tillandsia variabilis)”, Hand forged Aluminum, 2013. (CC)  

 

About the Artist

An active participant in the field of contemporary American sculpture for over 30 years as artist, curator and educator, Voytek exhibits nationally and internationally while serving as Associate Professor of Sculpture at Florida Gulf Coast University. BFA-California College of Art, MFA-Rhode Island School of Art and Design.

Artist's Statement

Believing in the power of art and building community through collaboration, the soft, fluid surfaces of my artwork are intended to inspire a spiritual and contemplative connection with nature while sparking new awareness and promoting stewardship.

 


FLOR 370 Leather Air Plant
Photo credit:  Ken Marks



Leatherleaf Airplant
(Tillandsia variabilis)
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.

 

 

 



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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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