FLOR 375, Varnishleaf (Dodonaea viscosa), 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 375
Varnishleaf (Dodonaea viscosa)


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FLOR 375 by Toni Ferrell

Toni Ferrell," FLOR 375: Varnishleaf (Dodonaea viscosa)”, mixed media, acrylic, pastel, oil pastel, 24" x 36", 2013. (CC)  

 

About the Artist

A licensed Architect, Toni began working with black & white photography in 1976. At Virginia Tech, she joined open laboratories in printmaking, pen & ink, serigraphs, and weaving; her artwork has exhibited in Virginia, Pennsylvania & Florida. Instilled with curiosity and a passion to engage in community, Toni has received many honors for her work in architecture and environmental preservation. 

Artist's Statement

I find my painting informed by my experience with black and white photography. Ultimately, I strive to express the essence of a time or place through the counterpoints of form, light and motion – through reflection on impressions gathered in my travels and the experience of life. 


FLOR 375 Varnishleaf
Photo credit: Keith Bradley



Varnishleaf
(Dodonaea viscosa)

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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