FLOR 46,Royal Catchfly (Silene regia), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Diane Mercado Mouskourie, acrylic on wood, Dec. 2012 FLOR500 is a participatory art, nature, and history project that mOneflower Honeycombhead (Balduina unifloraOneflower Honeycombhead (Balduina unifloraOneflower Honeycombhead (Balduina unifloraarks 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 46
Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)

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FLOR 46 by Diane Mercado Mouskourie

Diane Mercado Mouskourie"FLOR 46: Royal Catchfly (Silene regia)," acrylic on wood, 16" x 20",  2012. (CC) 

 

About the Artist

Diane Mercado Mouskourie earned an A.S. degree in commercial art at Gulf Coast State College in 1981 and worked 15 years as a technical illustrator and graphic designer. Ten years later, she completed a B.S. in mass communication and worked as a print journalist for daily newspapers in Florida, North Carolina, Delaware and Pennsylvania until retiring last year.

Artist's Statement

Once retired Diane decided to rededicate herself to her love of art. Though she had dabbled in various art mediums throughout the years, Diane did not have the time to paint as she wanted. Now she does. Being part of this project has encouraged her to do more.


  

FLOR 46 Royal Catchfly
Photo credit: Craig Huegel



Royal Catchfly                
(Silene regia)

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.

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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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