FLOR 401,Potatotree (Solanum erianthum), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Ann Walsh Johnson 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 401
Potatotree (Solanum erianthum)

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FLOR 401 by Ann Walsh Johnson

  Ann Walsh Johnson, "FLOR 401: Potatotree (Solanum erianthum)," acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10",  2013. (CC)


About the Artist

After raising my family and accomplishing a successful career, I was finally able to pursue my love: art. I have studied under miscellaneous Master Artists from Illinois, Arizona, California, and Florida. My mediums are acrylics and oils. And my favorite subjects are wild animals and scenes. My works are currently displayed in two sights in Illinois, as well as my website.

Artist's Statement

I chose the Potatotree because it is representative of my County, Collier. I also chose it because it is not only colorful, but has different shapes and textures to it, making it more appealing to the eye.




 

FLOR 401 Potatotree
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Potatotree
(Solanum erianthum)

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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