FLOR 446, Florida Strap Airplant, Catopsis floribunda, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Wallis Adler Chefitz 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 446
Florida Strap Airplant (Catopsis floribunda)


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 FLOR 446 by Walli Chefitz
Wallis Adler Chefitz, "FLOR 446 Florida Strap Airplant (Catopsis floribunda)" , soft sculpture, 20" x 20" x 3", 2013 (CC)

About the Artist:

Wallis studies with Yomarie Silva in Sculpture I. She works mainly with cloth and wood and studied at Miami Dade College in 2007 in the 3-Dimentional Design class with Chuck Dolgos She has also worked for many years as an Occupational Therapist and studied art history and studio art in college. She has been making art all of her life and has lived in Miami since 1975.

Artist Statement

I believe in the restorative power of art making. It is a great pleasure to make art and a constant process of learning, doing and seeing. Art can transport the mundane into the holy, the discarded into the place of honor and the unnoticed into a treasure. Art can also tell the story of the mundane, the discarded, and the unnoticed so that we see in each a new way and thus we are restored.

 

FLOR 446 Florida Strap Airplant
Photo credit: Ken Marks



Florida Strap Airplant
(Catopsis floribunda)

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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