FLOR 422,Black Calabash, Amphitecna latifolia, 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 422
Black Calabash (Amphitecna latifolia)


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FLOR422 by Charles Humes

Charles Humes, "FLOR 422: Black Calabash (Amphitecna latifolia)," mixed media, 17" x 23",  2012. (CC)


 

About the Artist

A South Floridian of Caribbean descent and visual artist for over 40 years. A Printmaker, Muralist, Painter and Educator whose work depicts the condition of men in complex narratives that reflect social concerns that incites, inflect and creates a visual dialogue between the viewer and his or her state of mind.

 

Artist's Statement

 My work focuses on current events that reflect the tensions and conditions of men that are prevalent in the South Florida social and political environment. The commentary and narratives that evolve in my work can be beautiful but often times can be mean, ugly and sometimes depressing so it is refreshing to be apart of Flor 500 capturing the beauty of the Black Calabash as my selected flora.

Flor422 Black Calabash
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Black Calabash
(Amphitecna latifolia)

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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