Lignum Vitae, Guiacum sanctum, 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 415
Lignum Vitae (Guiacum sanctum)


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Leonor Anthony, "FLOR 415: Lignum Vitae (Guiacum sanctum)",Digital Art- iPad, 2012.(CC)

 

About the Artist

Born in Havana, Cuba, Leonor immigrated with her family to the United States as a very young child. She resides and works in Coconut Grove, Florida. Leonor’s preferred medium is oil on canvas and charcoal drawings. The imagery of her art is crafted with a combination of precise and loose brush strokes, characterized by powerful colors and jarring compositions that elicit vivid emotional reactions.

Artist's Statement

I have always been enamored with art and creating has always been as necessary to my well being as breathing. I have been drawing everything I saw and felt since I was able to hold a pencil and hope to continue until I am no longer able to hold a pencil. Art to me is a way of life and everything I do reflects my passion for it. It is an honor to participate in this project.


 

Flor415 Lignum Vitae
Photo credit:Keith Bradley


Lignum Vitae
(Guiacum sanctum)

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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