FLOR 427, Florida Keys Blackbead, Pithecellobium keyense, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Linda Oldenburg 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 427
Florida Keys Blackbead (Pithecellobium keyense)


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 FLOR 427 by Linda Oldenburg

 Linda Oldenburg,"FLOR 427: Florida Keys Blackbead (Pithecellobium keyense)," ink, acrylic, pastel, 14" X 31", 2012. (CC)

 

About the Artist

I have a BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and and a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from Valparaiso University. Currently, I teach art in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

 


Artist's Statement

Inspiration for my artwork often comes from nature. I believe in portraying the environment I live in with energetic brush strokes, light and color. The media I use is india ink, colored ink, acrylic and pastel, which combines drawing and painting techniques. I enjoy working with the different media layers and the variety of results it produces.


 

Flor427 Florida Keys Blackbead
Photo credit: Keith Bradley


Florida Keys Blackbead
(Pithecellobium keyense)
 

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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