FLOR 424, Long Key Locustberry, Byrsonima lucida, 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 424
Long Key Locustberry (Byrsonima lucida)

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Morna Shows Strengholt," FLOR 424: Long Key Locustberry (Byrsonima lucida)”, acrylic, 16" x 20", 2014. (CC)  

 

 


 

About the Artist

Began painting in oils at the age of nine and exhibited in my first one man show at twelve. I have received many awards and my paintings are in collections world-wide, both private and corporate. I am part owner of Artamorada Gallery LLC at the Rainbarrel, mm 86.7 in Islamorada. Member of AGIP and FKCA. Recently famous for painting the tower in front of the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.



































Artist's Statement

Painting and drawing have always been an integral part of who I am. My art is how I express and defined myself. Creating a pathway to others, making a link of communication to those familiar and unknown to me, crossing past and present and extending into the future.




































 

 

 

Flor424 Long Key Locustberry
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Long Key Locustberry
(Byrsonima lucida)

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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