FLOR 384, Skyflower (Hydrolea corymbosa), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Celeste Borah 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 384
Skyflower (Hydrolea corymbosa)

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FLOR 384 by Celeste Borah

 Celeste Borah, "FLOR 384: Skyflower (Hydrolea corymbosa)," acrylic, 10" x 8",  2012. (CC)

 

About the Artist

*BFA Pratt Inst. - Graphic Arts & Illus. *35 yrs Retail ad art director in NYC *Exhibited and won awards at art organizations, incl.: National Art Encounter, von Liebig; Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs; Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda; Alliance for the Arts & Art League of Ft Myers *Shown in galleries from Naples to Ft Myers, and at FGCU; Physicians Regional Hospt.; B'way Palm Theater Gallery

Artist's Statement

My paintings are developed from an interest in comparative relationships between varieties and contrasts of light, shapes and spatial illusions.

 




 

FLOR 384 Skyflower
Photo credit: Donna Day

Skyflower
(Hydrolea corymbosa)

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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