FLOR 434, Longclaw Orchid, Eltroplectris calcarata, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Jayne Vander Woude 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 434
Longclaw Orchid (Eltroplectris calcarata)


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FLOR 434 by Jayne Vander Woude 

Jayne Vander Woude, "FLOR 434: Longclaw Orchid (Eltroplectris calcarata)," oil on linen, 36" x  24",  2012. (CC)   


About the Artist

As a high school student, Jayne Vander Woude begged to get out of her mandatory art class and then fell in love with art. After sharing her passion for life and creating with students, she has become an artist with works in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. Her paintings are an outpouring of her awe of nature's beauty and stories.


Artist's Statement

Nature amazes, excites, and inspires me. Henry David Thoreau wrote, "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." Studying and painting nature helps me see it more fully and participate in its celebration of life. I use striking compositions, luminous color, and layers of oil paint in hopes of inspiring others with nature's beauty, passion, and stories through my art. 

 


FLOR 434 Longclaw Orchid
Photo credit: Hugh McLaughlin


Longclaw Orchid
(Eltroplectris calcarata)

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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