FLOR 403,Pineland Acacia (Acacia pinetorum), 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 403
Pineland Acacia (Acacia pinetorum)

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 Dana Roes, "FLOR 403: Pineland Acacia (Acacia pinetorum)," oil on canvas,  120 " x  75", 2014. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Dana Roes received her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 where she developed her interest in abstraction as a means of creating psychological/intellectual spaces which suggest that the nature of reality is interactive and changeable.She holds nemurous awards including a Fulbright Fellowship, NJ Council of the Arts Grant, and City of Ft.Myers Cultural Artist Grant.








Artist's Statement

My journey of making paintings has been about traversing paths, both exterior and interior. My concerns have led me to create psychological /intellectual space, which evoke the idea, found in quantum physics that the nature of reality is interactive and changeable. Fundamental to my process and thoughts has been the concept of the whole hole ([w]hole), the notion of completeness in emptiness. 





FLOR 403 Pineland Acacia
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Pineland Acacia
(Acacia pinetorum)

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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