FLOR 82,Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art, Susan L. Richardson 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 82
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

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 FLOR 82 by Susan L. Richardson

Susan L. Richardson,"FLOR 82: Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)," oil, 12" x 12", 2012. (CC)  

 

About the Artist

Born and raised in London, England, the youngest child of very creative parents. My father was a member of the Royal College of Art and my mother was a draftswoman before starting a family.  I painted and drew under their direction until academics got in the way.  Always an entrepreneur, I have been, in no particular order, a head hunter, restaurateur  inventor, golf ball hunter, fruit and vegetable picker, car washer, dog/cat/horse/bird and squirrel trainer, real estate mogul (not), women’s accessories representative and jewelry designer/manufacturer/wholesaler.  Participated in art workshops over the years and painted watercolors when in England.  After oil workshops on St. George Island I started painting again in earnest.  Historic Apalachicola, with her rivers, estuaries, bays and Gulf waters, provides endless inspiration.



FLOR 82 Eastern Redbud
Photo credit: Michael Drummond



Eastern Redbud      
(Cercis canadensis)

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.

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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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