Florida Is… Nature
Xavier Cortada, “(Florida is…) Florida Panthers,” archival ink on aluminum, 8′ x 20′, 2015.
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“Florida is Nature,” is an ongoing art project Xavier Cortada established at the Pinecrest Gardens to showcase the natural beauty of his home state. As an elementary school student in Miami, Cortada would visit Pinecrest Gardens, then known as Parrot Jungle, to experience and learn about nature.
He now returns to this location as its artist-in-residence to explore the intersection of art and the environment and to establish a platform for community conversations and efforts to protect Florida’s ecosystems.
Hibiscus Gallery visitors are invited to tour the garden and find inspiration for art they are to create and upload to our website.
The images and perspectives of participants will be shared on social media to encourage viewers to do their part to understand, protect and live in tune with nature (#floridaisnature).
Learn more at www.floridaisnature.com