FLOR 83,Ashe’s Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Mark J. Fletcher 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 83
Ashe’s Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei)

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FLOR 83 by Mark J. Fletcher 

Mark J. Fletcher, "FLOR 83: Ashe’s Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei),"  stoneware platter,17", 2012. (CC)    

 

About the Artist

Mark Fletcher is a professional artist and adjunct Professor of Art at FAMU. Direct-from-life sketches on "working holidays" as Artist-in-Residence from South Carolina to the Hong Kong Wetlands inspire his environmentally-concerned major artworks in various media.

Artist's Statement

Since childhood I have camped, hiked and kayaked to make drawings of flora and fauna in their natural settings. I hope to convey the spirit of joy and renewal in nature. Our world is increasingly at risk, but art may inspire folks to experience and protect our vital natural resources. 


FLOR 83 Ashe's Magnolia
Photo credit: Keith Birder



Ashe’s Magnolia       
(Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei)

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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