FLOR 479,Corkystem Passionflower (Passiflora suberosa), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Norma Delgado 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 479
Corkystem Passionflower (Passiflora suberosa)

 

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FLOR 479 by Norma Delgado

Norma Delgado, "FLOR 479: Corkystem Passionflower(Passiflora suberosa) ," oil on canvas 11" x 14", 2012 (CC).

 

About the Artist:

I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in 1962 as part of the Pedro Pan program which brought Cuban children to the USA without their parents. I worked for the Miami Dade County Schools for 35 years and recently retired. I started taking oil painting classes 5 years ago and I have found it to be both challenging and rewarding. I would like to paint more images that depict the flora and fauna of Florida.

 

 

Artist Statement:

I started painting because I wanted to write and paint illustrations to my writing. However, painting has become more absorbing than writing. It is a path to self improvement that provides a challenge and a degree of personal accomplishment. I have a great respect for nature and I believe no artist can create anything that compares to the pure beauty of what God has created. I stop to watch sunsets and the graceful run of a squirrel for these are fleeting moments in life that, try as we may, we cannot recreate.

FLOR 479 Corkystem Passionflowers
Photo credit: Keith Bradley

Corkystem Passionflower  
(Passiflora suberosa)
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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