FLOR 61,Americian Lotus, Nelumbo lutea, 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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Region 2 North Central Florida

 FLOR 61
American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea)



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FLOR 61 by Rene Lynch

René Lynch , "FLOR 61: American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea)", Watercolor on Aquabord (clay coated Masonite), 24” x 36”, 2012 (CC)

 

 

About the Artist


René Lynch is a watermedia artist based in Tallahassee. Extensive travel to tropical shores provides an endless array of vibrant subject matter. Previous work experience includes stints in the technology and design industries. She recently left a teaching position in Interior Design at Florida State University to paint full time.

 

Artist's Statement


Color, rhythm and value; these are the driving forces behind my work. I see lushness all around me, and I want to capture it, process it and throw it back out onto the surface. Using water based media that mimics the organic qualities of my subject matter, I try to recreate the exuberance of our natural world.

 

 

FLOR 61 American Lotus
Photo credit: Michael Drummond



American Lotus
(Nelumbo lutea)
 

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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