FLOR 87,Florida Betony (Stachys floridana), 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 87
Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)

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FLOR 86 by Penny G. Anderson 

 Katerie Gladdys," FLOR 87: Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)”lenticular print, set of 8, 4" x 6"  2013. (CC)

 

About the Artist

I am a social practices artist who employs digital media such as video and sound to examine place, marginalized landscapes, sustainability, mapping, consumption, and agriculture. I create installations, interactive sculpture, video, and relational performances. 


Artist's Statement

The network of roots that characterizes betony’s subterraneous growth inspired me to contact Floridians with stakeholder relationship to Stachy Floridana inviting them to share their perspective via postcard correspondence. The postcards evidence a conversation about our cultural relationship with this ubiquitous crop/weed/native plant, inviting the audience to ponder the nature beneath their feet.

 

FLOR 87 Florida Betony
Photo credit: Virginia Ducey



Florida Betony          
(Stachys floridana)

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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