Posted by | August 28, 2017
Marking “I have a dream”

Xavier Cortada, "The Markers, 1963," South Pole, 2007. On Aug. 28, 1963, this point (marked by the flag) on the moving ice sheet that blankets the South Pole stood at...

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Posted by | August 26, 2017
His presence will be felt for many days to come…

We learned about Father Lerena's passing a month ago. Here is what I wrote... Fr. Francisco Pérez-Lerena, S.J. December 27, 1924 – July 25, 2017   Fr. Francisco Pérez-Lerena, S.J. lived on...

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Posted by | August 24, 2017
They gave it a name and told us to take cover– under a mattress, in the bathroom…

Hurricane Andrew: August 24, 1992 25 years ago a hurricane came barreling into my hometown at 168 miles an hour. It came out of nowhere… 48 hours earlier, the Category...

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Posted by | August 18, 2017
“Finally, the shriveled mangrove plant represents the demise of the Confederacy…”

In 2005, I was asked to create the 2006 Florida Heritage Month poster. I was charged with depicting the 5 flags that flew over my home state since Europeans made...

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Posted by | August 18, 2017
Smalltooth Sawfish

Xavier Cortada “(80.15 W:) Smalltooth Sawfish” Archival ink on paper (generated from drawings created on 11” x 8.5” carbon paper) Signed, numbered, limited edition (edition of 5) 44” x 36”...

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Posted by | August 17, 2017
The Art of Diatoms

  The Art of Diatoms by Xavier Cortada, Artist-in-Residence FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society   Fig. 1. Cortada’s one-hundred diatom works on tile (each 6″ x 6″), 2017....

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Posted by | August 15, 2017
North Pole Dinner Party

North Pole Dinner Party: Icebreaker (2008) | Green Project (2008) | Bakehouse (2015) | Pinellas 90N (2018) | UNTITLED, ART Fair (2019) On June 29th, 2008, I arrived at the...

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Posted by | August 13, 2017
CLIMA: Testamento

Xavier Cortada, "Testamento," archival ink on aluminum, 2015 Testamento was first exhibited in CLIMA, an exhibit hosted by the City of Hialeah during the 2015 Paris Talks. Here's what they...

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Posted by | August 13, 2017
CLIMA: 5 Action Steps

Xavier Cortada, "Five Actions to Stop Rising Seas: FREEZE IT!," video sreen shot, 2015. In acknowledgement of the support of the Rauschenberg Residency/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Xavier Cortada, “Five Actions to...

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Posted by | August 13, 2017
Democracy (Is an action verb)

Xavier Cortada, "Democracy (is an action verb)," chalk on chalkboard, 2017. At noon, on January 20th, 2017, I led fellow Miamians participating in the performance of "Oath." On a Wynwood street, they...

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