FLOR 371, Pinepink, Bletia purpurea, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Elizabeth Smith 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 371
Pinepink  (Bletia purpurea)


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 FLOR 371 by Elizabeth S. Smith

Elizabeth Smith," FLOR 371: Pinepink  (Bletia purpurea)”, transparent watercolor on paper, 6.5" x 4.5", 2013. (CC)  


About the Artist

Elizabeth has drawn and painted nature for as long as she can remember.  Although self-taught in the arts, she earned a BA in art at FGCU.  Elizabeth keeps a nature art journal, recording the natural world of southwest Florida in painted and sketched images and words, which she shares online.

Artist's Statement

I love the tiny visual details I see in nature, as well as the underlying sense of vast connected systems.  A sketcher at heart, I’m attracted to the quickly drawn line or swipe of watercolor.  I hope my artwork gives viewers a sense of my own wonder and discovery.

 


FLOR 371 Pinepink
Photo credit:  Dennis Girard



Pinepink
(Bletia purpurea)
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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