FLOR 395, Denseflower Knotweed (Polygonum glabrum), 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 395
Denseflower Knotweed (Polygonum glabrum)

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Aida Bukovica, "FLOR 395: Denseflower Knotweed (Polygonum glabrum),"mixed media, 2013 (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

Aida Bukovica: I came as a war refugee from Bosnia in ’93. Back home, I was trained in the technology of textiles and have been in fashion all my life. I was exposed to art in art school since I was six years old. Then, in 1991, war changed my whole perspective, life, art, and humanity.


Artist's Statement

I don’t believe it’s my destiny. I strongly believe, I have such a strong belief in my dreams that it just can’t fail. My friends just recently told me my life is a musical.





FLOR 395 Denseflower Knotweed
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Denseflower Knotweed
(Polygonum glabrum)

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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