Wild Coco (Eulophia alta),FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,April Sharpe 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 412
Wild Coco (Eulophia alta)


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FLOR 412 April Sharpe

April Sharpe," FLOR 412: Wild Coco (Eulophia alta)”, mixed media on canvas, 30" x 36", 2012. (CC)

 

About the Artist

April Sharpe was born and raised in South Florida; her large format oil and acrylic paintings originate from natural environments.Her work has been featured in custom designs and commercial projects, both locally and nationally.

Artist's Statement

As a Miami native I am thrilled to be a part of the FLOR500 project commemorating our beautiful state.

 



Flor412 Wild Coco
Photo credit: Rufino Osorio


Wild Coco
(Eulophia alta)

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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