FLOR 400,Bird Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum), 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 400
Bird Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum)

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Krista Johnson, "FLOR 400: Bird Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum)," acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14",  2014. (CC) 


About the Artist 

Krista Johnson has spent her life in the lush nature of Southwest Florida and her primitive-style paintings are spirited expressions that capture the color, abundance and mystery of the world she loves.
Johnson has for 12 years co-taught a children’s art program at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers where she is the Exhibition Coordinator.

Artist's Statement

“I have arrived at a style which is intrinsically mine-my paintings have a part of me in them. When I am moved by something extraordinary I have seen in nature, I try to convey those feelings onto the canvas. My hope is that it translates to the viewer”… Krista Johnson 

  

FLOR 400 Bird Pepper
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Bird Pepper
(Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum)

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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