FLOR 485,Fakahatcheegrass (Tripsacum dactyloides),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 485
Fakahatcheegrass (Tripsacum dactyloides)

 

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 FLOR 485 by Rishona Cann

Rishona Cann, "FLOR 485: Fakahatcheegrass (Tripsacum dactyloides)," mixed media, 16" x 8", 2013 (CC).

 

About the Artist:


Rishona was born in Miami, FL. By age four, her travels began. As the daughter of an airline pilot a family trip to Israel to support the Ethiopian airlift effort, introduced her to the excitement of international adventures and a sensitivity to the world. She hopes to convey positive thoughts, an open mind, and living life to the fullest through her energy filled representations.

 

 

 

 

Artist's Statement:


Rishona's art embodies the emotional connection between humans and nature captured by an intense color palette, merged with her love for sculptural materials. She joins her hyper-imagination with her experiences gained by studying in Israel and Italy to make mesmerizing images that overtake the viewer's mind. She explores the energy force that is in each subject she depicts






FLOR 485 Fakahatcheegrass
Photo credit: Betty Wargo

Fakahatcheegrass
(Tripsacum dactyloides)
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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