FLOR 471,Rabbitbells (Crotalaria rotundifolia, 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.
Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
FLOR471
Share |

flor500 logo

 

Region 8 Southeast Florida

 FLOR 471
Rabbitbells (Crotalaria rotundifolia)

 

< previous | next >

 FLOR468

Joseph Marcou," FLOR 471: Rabbitbells (Crotalaria rotundifolia)”, Acrylic, 14" x 18",  2013 (CC)

 

About the Artist

Graduated Art School of NY State Tech. Early career art director positions followed by opening Marcou Design Inc. Over 33 years in business we designed packages, logos and brochures for General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, and many others. After retiring I returned to painting and exhibit at outdoor art fairs and create commissioned art. Juried member of Delray Art League. www.josephmarcou.com 

Artist's Statement

The rhythm of creating draws me to painting. From the frustrating starts, through the fitful decision making, to the joys of discovery, the process of painting is exhilarating. I particularly like exploring close up on the limitless imagination of nature. The style of my paintings is contemporary realism, not copying nature but seeing a new reality. 

FLOR 471 Rabbitbells
Photo credit: Matthew Merritt

Rabbitbells
(Crotalaria rotundifolia)
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.




400 of 400 characters remaining
400 of 400 characters remaining

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.






FLOR500

 Reclamation Project






 NYFA sponsored-artist participatory eco-art projects

 

Native Flags   


 


  

 

 

 

 ©2008-2014 Xavier Cortada. All text content, videos, and images are the property of Xavier Cortada.

Any reproductions, revisions or modifications of this website without expressed consent of Xavier Cortada is prohibited by law.

facebook twiiter.com/xcortada