Xavier Cortada uses art’s elasticity to engage, educate, and inspire community members to work and learn together to address important ecological concerns. In Miami-Dade, Cortada created the “Reclamation Project,” the county’s longest running mangrove reforestation initiative, as well as “Native Flags,” a native tree reforestation project that has seen every public school in the county plant a native tree and flag on school grounds.

Flower Force (Ceramic Sculptures)

Seahorse Society

Flower Power


Flower Force (Tiled Drawings)


Endangered World: Biscayne National Park

Coral Eco-art Project (Echo Residency)

Endangered World: Life Wall

Hanging Gardens

Native Flags

Reclamation Project