FLOR 451,Coastal Mock Vervain, Glandularia maritima, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Linda Emerson 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 451
Coastal Mock Vervain (Glandularia maritima)

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 FLOR 451 by Linda Emerson 


Linda Emerson "FLOR 451: Coastal Mock Vervain (Glandularia maritima)," photography,  2013. (CC) 

About the Artist

Linda Emerson is an environmental professional, writer and coastal activist who works across disciplines to engage creativity and initiate meaningful solutions to coastal conservation issues.  Her interpretive public art installations reflect her core belief: restoring connection to the Earth and each other is the path toward healing our planet and ourselves.  

Artist's Statement

We have been given this home. This precious, mysterious wild earth.  We are part of nature, though often forget.  My life work is in the reminding.  I thrill at the tiny bouquets of my flower blooming on a sand dune where hours before a nesting sea turtle lumbered past returning to the sea.

 

FLOR 451 Coastal Mock Vervain
Photo credit: Alexander Spiller



Coastal Mock Vervain
(Glandularia maritima)
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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