FLOR 444, Southern Fogfruit, Phyla stoechadifolia, 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 444
Southern Fogfruit  (Phyla stoechadifolia)


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 FLOR444 by Gabrielle Wood

Gabrielle Wood, "FLOR 444: Southern Fogfruit (Phyla stoechadifolia),photograph, 2013 (CC).

 

About the artist

Gabrielle Wood is living and working in Miami, Florida. She graduated from Florida International University in 2013 with a Master of Fine Arts in studio art. She has a BFA with a concentration in ceramics, and her work incorporates photography and video. Often humorous and seductive, currently her work focuses on consumption and inner desires of the body and mind.

 

Artist’s Statement:

In all my works, disrupted pleasure is the underlying theme. I use my body in my work to disrupt the conventional understanding of the gaze. I am questioning what beauty really is, and the opposite, objectification that comes with it. I am questioning desires and their grotesque nature, and allowing for new understandings of the self. I explore loss, and the vanity of losing part of yourself.

FLOR 444 Southern Fogfruit
Photo credit: Bob Upcavage


Southern Fogfruit
(Phyla stoechadifolia)

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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