FLOR 465,Florida Swampprivet (Forestiera segregata), 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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Region 8 Southeast Florida

 FLOR 465
Florida Swampprivet (Forestiera segregata)

FLOR 464 by JABO 

 Lee Krull"FLOR 465: Florida Swampprivet (Forestiera segregata)", oil on canvas, 12" x 12", 2013 (CC)   

 

About the Artist

I have been told that my love and talent for art appeared at an early age. For the most part I am a self-taught artist. After 35 years in the commercial art field, I began to follow my dream to create fine art in March, 2011. My work was first accepted for show that year. It excites me to watch art emerge from a blank canvas. Creating brings me great joy. 

Artist's Statement

When I first began to paint the Florida Swap Privet I soon realized that this plant was very familiar to me. I came to Florida in 1957, and it was abundant then. While painting, I envisioned the "Old Florida" and have attempted here to invoke that feel and mood along with the Privet itself. 

 

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FLOR 465 Florida Swampprivet
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Florida Swampprivet    
(Forestiera segregata)
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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