FLOR 416,Bay Cedar,Suriana maritima, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Paula Turk 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 416
Bay Cedar (Suriana maritima)


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FLOR 416 by Paula Turk

Paula Turk," FLOR 416: Bay Cedar (Suriana maritima)”, graphite, ink and colored pencil, 8.5" x 11", 2013. (CC) 

 

About the Artist

Paula Turk is an award-winning photographer and metal sculptor, but also works in other media. Her work has been exhibited extensively in South Florida and she is currently a participating artist in a local public art project. She is the founder and director of ArtShare LLC creative arts group, which offers workshops in creativity and curates and produces art shows.

Artist's Statement

My mission is to capture and express the beauty and fragility of life in its most unrestricted form through the mediums of metal sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. It is the movement and flow, color and story that are the elements most important to me in conveying, rather than duplicating, all that I see and feel. 


 

Flor416 Bay Cedar
Photo credit:Keith Bradley



Bay Cedar
(Suriana maritima)

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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