FLOR 409,Medicine Vine (Hippocratea volubilis), 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 409
Medicine Vine (Hippocratea volubilis)

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Kellen Beck Mills," FLOR 409: Medicine Vine (Hippocratea volubilis)”,acrylic, 15" x 15", 2014. (CC)

 

 

About the Artist

Kellen Beck Mills is an artist who works in collage, mixed media and acrylic. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and teaches art at the secondary public school level. 




 

Artist's Statement

Kellen Beck Mills is an artist and teacher who loves the creative process of manifesting intangibles. She narrates the soul’s human journey through imagery, archetypes, experience and abstraction. Her work is informed and guided by an overarching conception of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, an expression of Reality as an experience of the universal within the personal. 

 

 

FLOR 409 Medicine Vine
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Medicine Vine
(Hippocratea volubilis)

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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