FLOR 373, Starrush Whitetop (Rhynchospora colorata), 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 373
Starrush Whitetop (Rhynchospora colorata)


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Patricia Collins, "FLOR 373: Starrush Whitetop (Rhynchospora colorata)," acrylic, spray paint, cut paper, oil stick on Arches
30"x 22",  2014. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

Patricia Collins received a BFA from Pratt Institute.  Her work has been exhibited at the Ringling Museum, and included in Verge, Miami Beach 2010 and Scope Miami 2011, the Florida Museum for Women Artists and Southwest Florida International Airport. Solo shows include the Collier County Museum of the Everglades and Howl Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL.


Artist's Statement

I was drawn to the graphic look of artists' stencils while living in NYC & began to experiment with my own. Acrylics, spray paint, paintsticks, graphite combined with stencils, rubber stamps, collage & printmaking allow me to mix that graphic edge with painterly texture and drawing. Paper cutouts bring another layer to the mix, adding contrast & playing with symmetry.The Starrush Whitetop was a perfect choice for me.


FLOR 373 Starrush Whitetop
Photo credit:  Matthew Merritt


Starrush Whitetop
(Rhynchospora colorata)

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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