FLOR 474,Scorpionstail (Heliotropium angiospermum), 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 474
Scorpionstail (Heliotropium angiospermum)

 

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Kristina Thalin, "FLOR: 474 Scorpionstail (Heliotropium angiospermum)," acrylic on gessoed on  paper, 8" x 7 1/2", 2014 (CC)


About the Artist

Kristina is a native of Broward County, Florida and currently resides in Margate, Florida as a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in painting. Her work has been in multiple group exhibitions, most recently at Whitespace Gallery in West Palm Beach, as well as the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca and the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. (More on website.)

Artist's Statement

My goal in making my work is to create awareness of the dark place our minds can take us if we do not guard our thoughts, and at the same time encourage people that there is always hope. Sometimes we just need to find the light beyond what the mind tells us we see.

 

FLOR 474 Scorpoinstail
Photo credit: Dennis Girard

Scorpionstail
(Heliotropium angiospermum)
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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