FLOR 385, Eastern False Dragonhead (Physostegia purpurea), 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 385
Eastern False Dragonhead (Physostegia purpurea)

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Kim Marhoefer Willis "FLOR 385: Eastern False Dragonhead (Physostegia purpurea)," mixed, 32" x 20",  2014. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Kim Marhoefer Willis has been living and creating art in Naples, FL for over thirty years. Her work includes paintings, drawings and sculpture, though her passion lies in printing. Her work has been included in numerous national and international juried exhibitions, and can be found in many private collections.



Artist's Statement

My depiction of the Eastern False Dragonhead highlights the many possible interpretations of a flower. I may see the flower as a flat, graphic decoration. I might see the same flower as a ghostly portrait. I might see the flower in color, or in black and white. Which interpretation suits the flower best? 

 

 


 

 

 

FLOR 385 Eastern False Dragonhead
Photo credit: Frank Soltes

Eastern False Dragonhead
(Physostegia 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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