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Region 1 Northwest Florida

 FLOR 39
Eastern Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)

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 Linda Harris, "FLOR 39: Eastern Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)," Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 12" x 16", 2013. (CC)  

 

About the Artist

Self taught painter who divides time between Tallahassee and Panama City Beach and paints for relaxation. Landscapes, seascapes, and flowers are favorite subjects.

 

 

 


Artist's Statement

Very excited about the educational and creative scope of this amazing project. I have a keen interest in indigenous species and local habitats. Looking through the FLOR500 plants, I found this endangered species growing in my own backyard!


 

 

FLOR 39 Eastern Sweetshrub
Photo credit: Dennis Girard



Eastern Sweetshrub           
(Calycanthus floridus)

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.

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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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