FLOR 391, Prickly Applecactus (Harrisia aboriginum), 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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Region 7 Southwest Florida

 FLOR 391
Prickly Applecactus (Harrisia aboriginum)

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 FLOR 391 by Kel Campbell 

 Kel Campbell"FLOR 391: Prickly Applecactus (Harrisia aboriginum)," acrylic, 24” x 36”,  2013. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Thirteen years ago I moved from Boston to Bonita Springs Florida and I have recently completed my BA from FGCU. In my work I enjoy combining natural and man made found objects as a way to reflect on the past while conserving for the future. 


Artist's Statement

Living in Southwest Florida keeps me constantly aware of the amount of natural elements that surround me. With Flora and Fauna growing, leaping, and blowing in the warm breeze, there is always something beautiful to admire and inspire me.


FLOR 391 Prickly Applecactus
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Prickly Applecactus
(Harrisia aboriginum)

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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