Oxbridge Academy is thrilled to announce a brand-new collaborative Mural Project, in partnership with Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada, coming to the walls of the academic courtyard in 2018! Mr. Cortada’s works of printmaking and installation art are centered on themes of climate change awareness. His unique eco-art is often made in collaboration with scientists around the world. On February 15, Mr. Cortada gave an artist talk to combined art and sciences classes and delivered a call to submit mural designs on the theme of Florida is Nature. We encourage all Oxbridge students to consider submitting a mural design. The deadline is March 8.
Mural Submission Overview:
Theme: Florida is Nature. The goal is to create a thoughtful design that celebrates the natural beauty of Florida, perhaps taken from a uniquely science-based perspective. We encourage you to visit Mr. Cortada’s website and to learn more about his ongoing Florida is Nature project. All Oxbridge students may upload their original mural designs and artist statement using the submission form link above for a chance for their design to be chosen as the basis for the new Oxbridge Mural.
Mural Design Winner: Isabella Watson '21
Artist Statement: In this piece of art, I used the theme "Florida is nature" to show Florida's land and sea. In both themes, I have endangered species such as the Florida panther, the manatee, loggerhead turtle and much more. I included the dangers they face every day such as oil spills and pollution to make people aware of the threats to these animals.
February 15: First Day to submit Mural Designs
March 8, 4 p.m: Last Day to submit Mural Designs
March 15: The winning design will be announced.