FLOR 484,Hairy Dawnflower (Stylisma villosa), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Diana Contreras 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 484
Hairy Dawnflower (Stylisma villosa)

 

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FLOR 484 by Diana Contreras

Diana Contreras, "FLOR 484: Hairy Dawnflower (Stylisma villosa)," mixed media on canvas, 12" x 12", 2012 (CC).

 

About the Artist:


Diana Contreras is an emerging artist living and working in Miami. She was born in Chiclayo, Peru in 1981. Contreras has distinguished herself as an artist of exceptional brightness, creativity, and dedication. Her work has been seen in many exhibitions around Miami and private collections in the United States and abroad.

 

 

 

 

Artist's Statement:


My freedom of expression comes through painting and my emotions are left on the canvas. The reoccurring themes in my art include love, heartbreak, and beauty. My intention is to express emotions with a beautiful image on canvas. Although, some of the subjects may look melancholic there is always hope. Oil paint is my favorite medium because of its buttery texture and blending abilities. When I work with paint, I am reminded of the power in the movement of the brushstrokes and use of colors. The paintbrush becomes an extension of my body. I also enjoy experimenting with mixed media, layers, and texture.

FLOR 484 Hairy Dawnflower
Photo credit: Shirley Denton

Hairy Dawnflower
(Stylisma villosa)
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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