Del Aire Public Fruit Park, public art installation, 2013
Working with residents of the Del Aire neighborhood in Hawthorne, California, this permanent installation attempted to transform an entire community. While focused on a single “eye” with 12 fruit trees, it is surrounded by 24 other fruit trees scattered throughout the park, and 48 trees adopted by residents and planted on the periphery of private and public property throughout the neighborhood. A commission from the Los Angeles County Department of Cultural Affairs.
Read more in Patricia Leigh Brown’s “Tasty and Subversive Too” in The New York Times.