Xavier Cortada, \“(Florida is…) Florida Panthers,\” archival ink on aluminum, 8′ x 20′, 2015.
Xavier Cortada, “(Florida is…) Florida Panthers,” archival ink on aluminum, 8′ x 20′, 2015.

About Florida Is Nature

Conceptualized during Xavier Cortada‘s residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist Residency in Captiva, Florida, “Florida is…” is an evolving body of work that depicts the natural beauty of Florida.  It asks Floridians to define their state by its actual nature, not by things done and built to displace it.  Some “Florida is…” works hang as public art in public venues, including at the Florida Turnpike plazas, admonishing viewers to find better ways to coexist with nature.

The project is based at Pinecrest Gardens, where Cortada serves as artist-in-residence, and invites participants to capture and share their images and perspectives on the project’s online platform.

You can learn more about the artist by visiting www.cortada.com