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Cultivando | Flowers for Cuba

Xavier Cortada, "Cultivando | Flowers for Cuba," participatory art project, (2014)

Through the "Flower Power: Cultivando | Flowers for Cuba" participatory art project at the Oldest House & Garden Museum in Key West, FL, Xavier Cortada is asking Americans to draw pictures of flowers, write messages on the back of the drawings, and "plant" the pictures in the garden. 

The Cuban-American artist will also provide project participants with a packet containing Florida wildflower seeds.  Participants are asked to plant those seeds at home and dedicate their garden to kids in Cuba.

The original flower drawings and messages will be distributed to kids in Cuba.

"Each flower-drawing displayed on the museum lawn represents one garden an American is planting at home and dedicating to a child in Cuba.  

I want kids in Cuba to know that Americans love them and are thinking about them," stated Cortada.  "I want Americans to think about the kids in Cuba every time they see their flowers in bloom."

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
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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