FLOR 389, Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Jeanette Lee Atkinson 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 389
Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

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FLOR 387 by Jeanette Lee Atkinson 

Jeanette Lee Atkinson, "FLOR 389: Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)," pen & ink, watercolor,12" x 9", 2013. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Jeanette Lee Atkinson was born in Fort Myers in 1949, and grew up in Estero. Experiences in a still-wild Florida gave her a keen appreciation for its fragile and unique beauty. She earned a certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration in 2009 in the program offered by the Ringling College of Art & Design. She is also a freelance writer.


Artist's Statement

I reconcile intellectual and creative interests through making scientifically accurate paintings and drawings of plants and small animals. Producing an aesthetically pleasing image within the bounds of science is both challenging and liberating. My goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of Southwest Florida's natural and cultural history through art and writing. 


 


FLOR 389 Blue Mistflower
Photo credit: Pete Dunkelberg

Blue Mistflower
(Conoclinium coelestinum)

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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