FLOR 468,Purple Thistle (Cirsium horridulum), 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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 FLOR 468
Purple Thistle (Cirsium horridulum)


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Jennifer Jackson," FLOR 468: Purple Thistle (Cirsium horridulum)”, photograph; digital image, 2012. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Jennifer Jackson is Fine Art Photographer who approaches photography with a candid, minimalistic philosophy and seldom uses any type of artificial light. Jennifer's focus is our perpetually changing natural and social environments. Jennifer uses both film, and digital; professional and plastic cameras in her endeavors to document the world today for posterity.

Artist's Statement

This alluring Purple Thistle was photographed in Everglades National Park. I was attracted to the vivid color as a subject, but became more interested with closer inspection as its stem is enveloped with thorns; a natural defense mechanism for predators. It was inspiring to discover such unexpected relationship between nature and human behavioral concepts while documenting this endangered region.


 

 

FLOR 468 Purple Thistle
Photo credit: Patricia Howell

Purple Thistle
(Cirsium horridulum)
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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