FLOR 459,Blue Florida Clover Ash (Tetrazygia bicolor, FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Amy Werba 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 459
Florida Clover Ash (Tetrazygia bicolor)


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 FLOR 459 by Amy Werba

Amy Werba, "FLOR 459: Florida Clover Ash (Tetrazygia bicolor)," Acrylic and cotton fibers, silver-tone copper wire,  Flower - 7" W x 2 1/2" H  Stem: 10" L x 7/16" W, 2012. (CC)   

 

About the Artist

Amy Werba, a retired Computer Programmer, started dabbling in the arts in 2004 when she began painting and designing jewelry. She now teaches Jewelry Design and Crocheting Techniques in the North Miami-Dade area. Amy still enjoys painting for fun and relaxation, and serves as president of a local Orchid Club.


Artist's Statement

The lovely Florida Tetrazygia flower is a graceful Florida native flower. It was handmade using crochet and knitting loom techniques. The white petals are acrylic yarn and the yellow & tangerine stamens used cotton thread. The 2-tone green stem was made using a round knitting loom with acrylic yarn. Thin wire was woven through the petals and stamens for shaping. 

 


FLOR 459 Florida Clover Ash
Photo credit: Keith Bradley


Florida Clover Ash
(Tetrazygia bicolor)
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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