Cortada works: Do Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate Change | Reclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)
On opening night, December 2nd, Miami artist Xavier Cortada will engage Hialeah residents in a participatory eco-art project in support of the pollinators. Inspired by his FLOR500 project (www.flor500.com), visitors will be invited to take a piece of the flower drawing home if they promise to plant the wildflower seeds in their garden.“Each of us has a role in helping shape Florida’s natural history,” said Cortada. “We can help reclaim nature, one yard at a time, by planting wildflower gardens to support our pollinators.” Cortada hopes his art piece will help educate individuals about the importance of Florida’s ecosystems and encourage better environmental stewardship.
“Wildflowers, with help of their pollinators, help make Earth verdant: Plant life sustains all animals (including humans) and balance atmospheric gases (that accelerate global climate change). Wildflowers would naturally continue to blanket our planet were it not for the displacement caused by the concrete we’ve poured ‐‐ and the parcels we’ve platted ‐‐ to build our homes and grow our society. Help reverse the trend: Show us your wild side. Plant wildflowers in your yard.”
— Xavier Cortada
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FLOR500 invites Floridians to plant wildflower gardens at home and dedicate them to a Floridian who has inspired them (e.g., historic figure, family member, friend). Participants are asked to post their photos and dedications online.