FLOR 4, Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata, 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 4
Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)


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FLOR 4 by Deedra Ludwig
 
Deedra Ludwig, "FLOR 4: Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata),"
oil, soil, wax & botanical specimens on canvas,
40” x 70”, 2011. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Since the 1980's I have worked with biologists, botanists and historians on site in diverse eco systems where our human interactions have diminished the health, vitality and well being of land. I search for fragility and subtle layers that might otherwise be overlooked or ignored, these are the secret stories.

 

Artist's Statement

I am committed to documenting observations of the natural world and recording them through mixed media and other non traditional materials. Materials such as soil and botanical specimens serve as a foundation in which a "sense of place" is layered into each painting. The work is "environmental" as it serves to speak for imperiled geographic locations and fragile environments.

 

FLOR 4 Pickerelweed
Photo credit: Shirley Denton



Pickerelweed
(Pontederia cordata)

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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