FLOR 60,Silky Camellia (Stewartia malacodendron), 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 mOneflower Honeycombhead (Balduina unifloraOneflower Honeycombhead (Balduina unifloraOneflower Honeycombhead (Balduina unifloraarks 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 60
Silky Camellia (Stewartia malacodendron)

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FLOR 60 by Kelly Duncan 

Kelly Duncan"FLOR 60: Silky Camellia (Stewartia malacodendron)", pencil, 8" x 8", 2013 (CC) 

 

About the Artist

Kelly Duncan was born in London, Ontario, and grew up in central New York. She originally moved to Florida to pursue her dream of flight, ultimately becoming a civilian flight instructor at Tyndall Air Force Base. Since then, she has returned to her first love: Trying to put her visions and dreams down in graphic form for others to peruse. 

Artist's Statement

The Silky Camellia is found in my backyard near to my studio door. I pass it every day on my way through what we refer to as "The Jungle", our own little oasis in the middle of the concrete and pavement that is the city.



FLOR 60 Silky Camellia
Photo credit: Anna Wickham



Silky Camellia                             
(Stewartia malacodendron)

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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