FLOR 79,May Haw (Crataegus aestivalis), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Jill Quadagno 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 79
May Haw (Crataegus aestivalis)

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FLOR 79 Jill Quadagno 

 Jill Quadagno,"FLOR 79: May Haw (Crataegus aestivalis)," oil on canvas, 8" x 10", 2012. (CC)

 

About the Artist

Jill Quadagno has been drawing and painting for most of her life. Her paintings express her emotional response to beauty in nature. They are not an exact representation of a particular scene, but rather reflect her desire to capture the sensation of light and color.

Artist's Statement

Jill Quadagno chose the Mayhaw as her subject, because she was inspired by the rich ruby red color of the berries and the lovely flowers that bloom in late February and early March.  She has also been to the Mayhaw festival in Georgia where May Haw jelly is sold.


 

FLOR 79 May Haw
Photo credit: Shirley Denton



May Haw   
(Crataegus aestivalis)

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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