FLOR 441, Key Tree Cactus (Pilosocereus polygonus), 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 441
Key Tree Cactus (Pilosocereus polygonus)


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Andrea M. Binkley, "FLOR 441: Key Tree Cactus,(Pilosocereus polygonus)oil on canvas, 20" x 20", 2014 (CC).

 

About the Artist:

Andrea Binkley was born and raised in Germany/Europe and has had a passion for art her whole life. As a single mom, there was no time for art for over 20 years. Now living in Florida, she recently started to draw and paint again, and despite no formal training, her talent did not diminish. With the time to practice, she experiments with different media and techniques, creating life-like portraits in charcoal or oil and colorful animal, flower and landscape paintings. 








Artist Statement:

I love to draw or paint people, animals, flowers, landscapes, etc... anything that inspires me. Painting and drawing gives me an outlet for my creative abilities and allows me to relax while creating a new piece of art. My greatest satisfaction is when my work touches the hearts of other people. 

Andrea Binkley was born and raised in Germany/Europe and has had a passion for art her whole life. As a single mom, there was no time for art for over 20 years. Now living in Florida, she recently started to draw and paint again, and despite no formal training, her talent did not diminish. With the time to practice, she experiments with different media and techniques, creating life-like portraits in charcoal or oil and colorful animal, flower and landscape paintings. 

 

 

FLOR 441 Key Tree Cactus
Photo credit: Roger Hammer

Key Tree Cactus 
(Pilosocereus polygonus)

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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