FLOR 93,Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve), FLOR500, Florida, Wildflower, Art, Nature, History, Eco-art, FIU, VIVA Florida, Garden, Artists, Engaged Creativity, Environment, participatory art,Joan Matey 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 93
Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve)

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FLOR 93 by Joan Matey 

 Joan Matey, "FLOR 93: Crowpoison (Nothoscordum bivalve)," Prismacolor pencils, 4” x 6”,  2012. (CC) 

 

About the Artist

Joan Matey is an artist and museum curator on the Forgotten Coast in Franklin County, working for the Crooked River Lighthouse and the Carrabelle History Museum. BFA graduate of Florida State University, professional illustrator, and builder of three dimensional art oddities, seking to to inspire others to activism via humor and sharpening of observation skills. 

Artist's Statement

What we call Crow Poison in Franklin County (also called Osceola's Plume) had a different botanical name than the FLOR500 listing, so I have drawn both, using Prismacolor pencils. Tourists and butterflies were abundant this fall, as our roadside wildflowers were spared from mowing until later in November! 




FLOR 93 Crowpoison
Photo credit: Dan Tenaglia



Crowpoison              
(Nothoscordum bivalve)

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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