FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE. Premiere issue!

Coming by June 1st.

We’ll launch the premiere issue of FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE!

You can order a beautiful perfect bound copy or a downloadable PDF by June 1st!
Our new public project which becomes a magazine! For our first issue, !ESTAS COMO MANGO! we worked with OPC and the people of Puerto Vallarta.

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Fallen Fruit Magazine
Fallen Fruit Magazine is a public participatory project is created for different cities in the world with the support of an art or cultural institution. The subject matter and themes honor the history and narratives for the places and cultures from which the work is created. For example, the historic mango plantations of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico or the native apple trees of Manhattan in New York City. The majority of texts and images are collected by public engagement through group collage making, interviews and story telling and local historians and cultural leaders are also invited to contribute to the publication. Collectively, the magazine captures a “story of place-making” in a contemporary ‘zine.

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Urban Fruit Trails – our new online map coming soon!

Fallen Fruit has been mapping and planting fruit in cities around the world since 2004. Our new project, Urban Fruit Trails, is a network of walking trails, populated with fruit trees and planted, tended, and harvested by the public. To be a part of the Urban Fruit Trails in your city, please email us at info @ fallenfruit.org . Find our hand drawn maps of various cities here. Our online interactive map goes live this July, 2015 thanks to the help of sites similar to Site Beginner that offer advice on getting a new webpage up and running. We have planted Urban Fruit Trails in Los Angeles, Riverside, Baldwin Hills, Puerto Vallarta, and upcoming cities include New York, Culver City, and Portland.

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Fallen Fruit invite you to experience your City as a fruitful place, to collectively re-imagine the function of public participation and urban space, and to explore the meaning of community through creating and sharing new and abundant resources. Fruit Trees! Share your fruit! Change the world!

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URBAN FRUIT TRAILS of RIVERSIDE! with RAM for ARTMAKE

Urban Fruit Trails! Fallen Fruit’s public artwork extends to Riverside!

Urban Fruit Trails is a network of walking trails, populated with fruit trees and planted, tended, and harvested by the public. Anyone can become a part of this project collaborate with us: Urban Fruit Trails All of these fruit trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails and our upcoming public artwork with Creative Capital: Endless Orchard

Urban Fruit Trails portraits commissioned by the Riverside Art Museum for Artmake 2015

On Saturday, February 21 from 12-3pm at Lincoln Park in Eastside, Fallen Fruit with Riverside Art Make, Riverside Art Museum, Eastside residents and volunteers to install Riverside’s first “Urban Fruit Trail!- Fallen Fruit’s public artwork in Riverside! We planted 18 trees in Lincoln Park t and extended the trail throughout the neighborhood.
More info HERE


Each recipient signs an agreement promising to care for the tree and share the fruit with others. If where you live has room for more than one fruit tree and you can care for them, let us know! If you don’t have space for a tree — come help us plant fruit trees in the Eastside neighborhood.

Please understand, that these are bare root fruit trees, and must be planted the same day of the event (If possible , we will help you). All of these fruit trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails and our upcoming public artwork with Creative Capital: Endless Orchard.

Riverside Art Make is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

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Fallen Fruit of Puerto Vallarta!

Estas Como Mango! by Fallen Fruit

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help fund our new project here: KICKSTARTER

ABOUT THE PROJECT:

¡Estas Como Mango! means that “You are like a Mango” or “you are sweet, perfect and ripe!” It’s a term of affection and adoration in Mexico. Of course, we believe everyone is perfect and everyone is ripe. This exhibition of contemporary art and public practice will open at Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) in Puerto Vallarta in May 2015 and will be the first exhibition by the Fallen Fruit collective in Mexico. Cultural exchange and contemporary art making is important to the vibrancy of a 21st-century transnational community. We recognize that California was once Mexico and that Latin-American heritage is part of West-coast culture. The artists want to create meaning from the nuances of these histories. This art installation will re-contextualize local narratives using fruit and images of Puerto Vallarta as a subject, object and symbol.

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The artworks will respond to people and place and use local fruit as a connector. Fruit is a part of the history of a place. In the case of Puerto Vallarta, we found that the mango is paramount to local culture. Mangos were imported to this tropical beach town and part of its foundation in terms of urban planning, infrastructure, and culture. This area was a place to harvest salt for the mines, then a plantation, a village, and now a town—where the culture of the plantation was replaced by a culture of tourism. From this context, we will create new artworks that celebrate the history of place and fruit as a connector of cultural meaning.

ABOUT OPC:

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales is an independent non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering dialogue through exhibitions, round table discussions, public art and arts education programs. OPC works with artists, architects, curators, academics, and writers who explore ideas that shape our city and to develop cultural programming that is firmly rooted in Puerto Vallarta, yet international in scope.

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Public Fruit Park at the trailhead of Park To Playa

Park To Playa- Public Fruit Tree Adoption

Fallen Fruit planted the ‘Stocker Fruit Park’ at the trailhead for the Park to Play trail.
The park opened to the public in 2016.


The existing segments of the Park to Playa Trail include Stocker Corridor, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Culver City Park, and Ballona Creek Bike Path.more info here: https://trails.lacounty.gov/Trail/237/park-to-playa-trail

Fallen Fruit’s PUBLIC FRUIT TREE ADOPTION
We gave away 120 beautiful fruit trees that new owners agreed to plant on next to sidewalks to share with their neighbors and planted 5 Public Fruit Trees in Rueben Ingold Park for EVERYONE!
with Office of Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Second District and MRCA and LA County Parks.

To support the project, donate HERE.


ABOUT PARK TO PLAYA
The Park to Playa Trail will be a 13 mile trail network connecting the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. Efforts are underway to create a seamless pedestrian and bike connection starting with the Stocker Corridor on the east, connecting to Ruben Ingold Park, Norman O. Houston Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, among other destinations. The Stocker Corridor segment of the project will include an Urban Fruit Trailhead that will offer seasonal public fruit. Construction is expected to begin on this segment of the trail in February. When complete, the Park to Playa Trail will be Los Angeles County’s first urban regional trail.

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Urban Fruit Trails- Riverside Art Museum

Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is pleased to announce an exciting new Riverside Art Make public participatory project! RAM is bringing Los Angeles–based, internationally acclaimed art collaborative Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) back to Riverside! Fallen Fruit produces community-based projects that use fruit as a medium to explore social engagement. Last fall, Fallen Fruit went to the Eastside for the Riverside Art Make, where they presented their “Lemonade Stand.” In exchange for drawing a self-portrait onto a lemon, each participant received a glass of organic lemonade. See the community’s portraits by Fallen Fruit HERE:

On Saturday, February 21 from 12-3pm at Lincoln Park in Eastside, Fallen Fruit will work with RAM and residents to install Riverside’s first “Urban Fruit Trail.” Come help us plant and grow an Urban Fruit Trail!, our public artwork in Riverside! We will plant 12 trees in Lincoln Park and extend the trail throughout the neighborhood with your participation and help. If you (or your neighbor) has a sunny space along a sidewalk and where you can water regularly, contact us at Info@fallenfruit.org and help us create an Urban Fruit Trail. It is free to participate!

Becoming part of the Urban Fruit Trail is easy:

1. You have space along sidewalks and fences on private property – a home, local business or apartment building.
2. The space is sunny and is already being watered or can be watered regularly.
3. You agree to share the fruit tree with neighbors and passersby and be part of the Urban Fruit Trail.

Each recipient signs an agreement promising to care for the tree and share the fruit with others. If where you live has room for more than one fruit tree and you can care for them, let us know! If you don’t have space for a tree — come help us plant fruit trees in the Eastside neighborhood.

Please understand, that these are bare root fruit trees, and must be planted the same day of the event (If possible , we will help you). All of these fruit trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails and our upcoming public artwork with Creative Capital: Endless Orchard.

Riverside Art Make is supported by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

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For more information on Urban Fruit Trails by Fallen Fruit:
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Park To Playa- Public Fruit Tree Adoption

PUBLIC FRUIT TREE ADOPTION
A Fallen Fruit Project sponsored by
MRCA and the Office of Supervisor
Mark Ridley-Thomas.

Join us!!  On Saturday, February 7th from 12pm to 2pm at Rueben Ingold Park at 4500 Mt. Vernon Drive for a Public Fruit Tree Adoption and blessing of the Park-To-Playa Trailheads.  There is no charge and anyone can adopt a fruit tree and plant it as a symbol of abundance and generosity for the community.  There are over 100 fruit trees available and are available on a first-come basis.

This project is about celebrating public space & community resources.  These fruit trees are for sharing; by planting your adopted fruit tree in a public location or on the edge of private property and sidewalks or alleyways, organic fresh fruit will become available to the community for generations to come. Share your fruit and change the world!  become part of the “Urban Fruit Trails and Endless Orchard”

Post pictures of your new tree’s growth, blossoms, fruit, harvest and friends.  Send them to us: info @ fallenfruit.org . Use #FallenFruit   #PublicFruitTreeAdoption  #urbanfruittrails and #ParkToPlaya to be a part of the project online.

Type of fruit trees for this event include:

Apple, Apricot, Aprium, Fig, Nectarine, Pomegranate,

Peach, Plum, Pluot and Persimmon.

RSVP by email to: info at fallenfruit.org

with the subject line “Fruit Tree”

For more information on Park To Playa visit here

ABOUT PARK TO PLAYA

The Park to Playa Trail will be a 13 mile trail network connecting the Baldwin Hills Parklands to the Pacific Ocean. Efforts are underway to create a seamless pedestrian and bike connection starting with the Stocker Corridor on the east, connecting to Ruben Ingold Park, Norman O. Houston Park, Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, among other destinations. The Stocker Corridor segment of the project will include an Urban Fruit Trailhead that will offer seasonal public fruit. Construction is expected to begin on this segment of the trail in February. When complete, the Park to Playa Trail will be Los Angeles County’s first urban regional trail.

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Urban Fruit Trails- Riverside Art Museum

FAllen Fruit and Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is pleased to announce an exciting new Riverside Art Make public participatory project! RAM is bringing Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) back to Riverside! Last fall, Fallen Fruit went to the Eastside for the Riverside Art Make, where they presented their “Lemonade Stand.” In exchange for drawing a self-portrait onto a lemon, each participant received a glass of organic lemonade. See the community’s portraits by Fallen Fruit here:

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This February, Fallen Fruit will work with RAM to produce “Urban Fruit Trails.” Fallen Fruit distributes free bare-root fruit trees in a variety of urban settings. They ask that the fruit trees are planted in public space or on the periphery of private property next to a sidewalk or a road, in order to create new kinds of communal life based on generosity and sharing. Each recipient signs an adoption form promising to care for the tree — initiating a relationship with it. Eventually the trees will become part of a network of Urban Fruit Trails on the Endless Orchard.

For more information on Urban Fruit Trails by Fallen Fruit:

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Fallen Fruit new electric Smart Car

For this project commisioned by Grey Area, we selected our Fallen Fruit, Public Fruit Wallpaper, Hawaii, created in 2012 using borrowed and found fruit from Honolulu’s Chinatown neighborhood. Part of their Public Fruit Wallpaper project, in which they photograph found fruit from selected cities, the image seeks to capture both the realities and aspirations of that place. Hawaii is the crossroads of East and West, with the fruit of all the world represented there. It’s a symbol of global diversity combined with the dream of tropical exuberance and bounty…Like the Smart Car which you’d probably want insurance for but which kind? Comprehensive vs Third Party is an important thing to consider. I’ve heard that youi.com.au has some useful articles on it. But I digress, the Smart Car emphasizes diversity, and also, our dreams of fruitful plenty. The wallpaper depicts a vibrant and artful sense of play in line with Smart Car’s exciting launch and dynamic brand.

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Fallen Fruit- new mini doc by ARTBOUND

Janet Owen Driggs reports on “The Del Aire Fruit Park,” the first public fruit park in the state.

Based on the article, Fallen Fruit and the ‘Thin End of the Wedge’ by Janet Owen Driggs
Read it here: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/cou…

Del Aire Park is public arts commission by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission

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VOTE to make our new project a reality: ENDLESS ORCHARD

We need your vote to make our new project a reality. GOOD Foundation will award $100,000 to the highest voting project:

vote here: http://myla2050.maker.good.is/projects/fallenfruit

Endless Orchard is a traditional grid of fruit trees is amplified by mirrors, creating an illusion of endless fruit trees from various angles. The flashy technology of spectacle contrasts with its opposite, the quietly growing fruit tree. One is fast, and the other is slow. One is all surface, and the other is all substance. It’s a lens on the relationship between our food and its history and how we live today. It interrogates our use of land, our values, and how we sustain one another. It asks us to take a closer look.

Forty years from now, Los Angeles would have a completely different landscape. All arable land would be adapted to generate fruit and produce. The city would be a kind of permaculture food forest. This doesn’t mean that it won’t be beautiful. We take advantage of the natural beauty of fruit and fruit trees, the fragrance of their flowers, and the soothing charm of their green leaves — all demonstrated to improve mood and quality of life.

Fallen Fruit is David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young.
We collaborate with the public to make art using fruit at as a common denominator to change the way you see the world.

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Join us! for our 6th annual Public Fruit Jam!

Join Fallen Fruit at Del Aire Park for a Public Fruit Jam!
An interactive collaborative exploration of fruit, community, and neighborhood goodness.
Sunday August 5th, 2012
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam!

Join us and your friends and neighbors to make jam together. Bring your home-grown or street-picked fruit, or even fruit from the market, and come jam with us. Wash your fruit prior to arrival. Bring clean, empty jars if you have them and bring a friend or neighbor too! Working without recipes, we ask people to sit with others they do not already know and negotiate what kind of jam to make: if I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon fig jam (with lavender).

This event will also celebrate the soon-to-be planted DEL AIRE PUBLIC FRUIT PARK. The first of its kind in all of California, it’s a planting of fruit trees in a communal fruit orchard.

PUBLIC FRUIT JAM! at Del Aire Park

PUBLIC FRUIT JAM! at Del Aire Park

The Public Fruit Jam harkens back to old-time community harvest festivals. The kinds of jam we make will improvise on the fruit that people provide. The fruit can be fresh or frozen. The artists of Fallen Fruit will bring public fruit picked from the streets of Los Angeles. We are looking for radical and experimental jams as well, like strawberry grapefruit or lemon pepper-and-lavender jelly. You’ll learn about the basics of jam and jelly making, pectin and bindings, as well as the communal power of shared fruit and the magic of public fruit.

Fallen Fruit is a collaboration of David Burns , Matias Viegener and Austin Young.

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August 5th, 2012
12pm-3pm, Public Fruit Jam
12601South Isis Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90251

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Find Art – Chinatown, Honolulu- Public Fruit Jam

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Art + Flea:

FIND ART festival t-shirt silk-screening with artist Carolyn Castaño, 1-4PM: Festival attendees can bring their own t-shirt or pick up one at the event ($5 for those who bring their own t-shirt, $10 for those who buy one at the event).

Public Fruit Jam by Fallen Fruit, noon-3PM: The artist collective invites the public to bring homegrown or street-picked fruit and collaborate with them in making collective fruit jams. Working without recipes, Fallen Fruit members ask people to sit with strangers and negotiate what kind of jam to make. For instance, “If I have lemons and you have figs, we’d make lemon-fig jam (with lavender).” Usually held in a gallery or museum, this event highlights the social and public nature of Fallen Fruit’s work. The artists consider it a collaboration with the public as well as a collaboration between participants.

10AM – 5PM
Art & Flea at Smith-Beretania Urban Park (All Ages) FREE

10AM-11AM KTUH

11AM-12PM KTUH

12PM-1PM DJ Mortadelah

1230PM JJ DOLANS PIZZA EATING CONTEST

1PM-2PM Tyler Martinez & Joshua Pascua

2PM WALDO LOOK-A-LIKE-CONTEST

215PM-3PM Slapp Symphony

3PM RAFFLE – PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

315PM-4PM Black Square

4PM WHERE’S WALDO SCAVENGER HUNT – WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

415PM-5PM Kings of Spade

Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Park: Interactive performance, Immigrate Imitate Prophet Profit, by Robert Reed (Honolulu, HI), from 3-5PM. Robert Reed is an MFA graduate from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. An installation and performance artist, he writes, produces, directs, costumes, stages, documents, constructs and performs his own material. His Find Art performance is inspired by his two decades of experience as an international flight attendant and his own reflections on the joys and horrors of capitalism’s excesses and deceptions. Festival attendees will encounter Reed as a fantastic giant parrot roaming Chinatown in his mobile cage. Drawing on irony and satire and using a light touch accessible to anyone, “Tourist Trap” encourages the public to consider notions of exploitation, confinement and a bit of the ridiculous.

 

FIND ART GALLERIES OPEN ON SATURDAY!

 

HUMAN IMAGINATION:

Art exhibition, PUBLIC FRUIT WALLPAPER, Honolulu, Hawaii by Fallen Fruit.

LOUIS POHL GALLERY:

Find art and “talk story” with gallery owner, Sandy Pohl, and friends. The Louis Pohl Gallery’s mission is to preserve the artwork of Louis Pohl (1915-1999) and his legacy; to promote Hawaii artists and art education programs; to raise the quality of life for individuals, families and communities to “live peacefully day by day; and to help individuals reach their full potential.

MERCURY:

Art exhibition, Refuse, by Marika Emi (Honolulu, HI) and printmakers from Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

MOJO BARBERSHOP & SOCIAL CLUB:

Free hair designs (aka hair tattoos or hair stencils) for kids under 12. Provided in partnership with frisør Oslo

PEGGE HOPPER GALLERY:

Art exhibition and workshop, The Counterfeit Crochet Project (a critique of a political economy), by Stephanie Syjuco. The artist will hold a Counterfeit Crochet workshop from noon to 5PM. Participants can put their crochet skills into action and participate in this collaborative project that utilizes the tenacity and hands-on creativity of crafters to interpret and “translate” high fashion handbags into “homemade” versions. The workshop is free and open to the public. No previous crochet experience is required to participate; crochet materials will be provided.

THE MANIFEST:

Art exhibition, AMALGAMATE: FIND ART Juried Art Exhibition, featuring work by Hawaii artists.

THIRTYNINEHOTEL hosts two art exhibitions:

AMALGAMATE: FIND ART Juried Art Exhibition, featuring work by Hawaii artists

Forever Expanding Sunsets by Carolyn Castano and Chinatown youth.

NIKKI’S ARCADE: 7PM-12AM Site-specific video projection by Honolulu-based artist Vince Ricafort

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SYMPOSIUM: OF HOSPITALITY- Smart Museum Chicago

Join Fallen Fruit at the Smart Museum in Chicago on Sat  May 5th for SYMPOSIUM: OF HOSPITALITY.  We’ll be digging deep into the questions of radical hospitality during the day and in the evening we’ll debut the latest vintages of Neighborhood Infusions, vodkas with the essence of various neighborhoods infused inside them.

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Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival -Public Fruit Jam

April 14, 2012
Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival

Fallen Fruit “Public Fruit Jam” ~ Bring home-grown or street-picked fruit to jam ~ 11am – 2 pm

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Coleman Art Center-Gobble Gobble Cobbler

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Please join us a the Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 PM for the event Gobble Gobble Cobbler with artists David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young of the Fallen Fruit Collective. Residents are invited to bring a their own fruit cobblers and reflect on their childhood memories of fruit. The event will inspire sayings to be inscribed on an edition of picnic tables that will be installed around York and the CCA.

Using fruit as a lens the Fallen Fruit Collective investigates urban space, ideas of neighborhood, and new forms of located citizenship and community. The collective aims to reconfigure the relation between those who have resources and those who do not, to examine the nature of and in the city, and to investigate new, shared forms of land use and property.

This program is made possible by funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama and the many contributions of our individual supporters. For more information please contact the Coleman Center for the Arts at 205-392-2005 or email colemancenter@gmail.com.

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Del Aire Park Commission – a Public Fruit Park!


Fallen Fruit has received a public arts commission from the LA County Arts Commission for Del Aire Park. We’ve met with the community group and we’re now in the design stage. We’re working on creating an installation that functions as a public fruit park.

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Facebook – Fallen Fruit

Visit us on our facebook fanpage- it’s a great place to interact with Fallen Fruit:
Fallen Fruit!

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Fallen Fruit of Utah

Fallen Fruit of Utah brings together two types of collections through the common ground of fruit. One is sweeping – museums and historical archives – and the other is personal and intimate. Fruit is both deeply symbolic and simply decorative, both ordinary and special, sometimes at the same time. Eight historic collections and archives and over twenty families agreed to collaborate with Fallen Fruit to assemble works that range from spiritual and symbolic to representational landscapes to the commonplace (or everyday objects). This exhibition draws our attention to the meaning of fruit, a way to investigate symbolism, the aesthetics of deliciousness, and the bounty and goodness of the familiar.

The installation of this exhibition is part of our collaborative art practice. We love mixing serious oil paintings with decorative and everyday objects, and there are even pieces from local thrift stores. What links them all is the way fruit is represented, from the deeply symbolic to the simply decorative or even abstract. A selection of our videos are screened in this show, including one shot with teenagers in Salt Lake City. Several key walls in the exhibition are covered with our new wallpaper. It contains apple blossoms and little budding apples, shot in the spring in Utah and California. It’s an index of the real fruit in the real places it grows – the contrast between the photo-realism of the wall and the crafted quality of the art displayed on top of it creates a dialogue between the “real” and the symbolic.

Among the pieces we love best in the show are the various still lives, especially the number of watermelon pieces we’ve found. There are a great number of fruit trees and Mormon Trees of Life (which bear fruit, but of a more mystical kind, often depicted as points of light, floss, or multi-colored delights). In Utah we were especially captured by the number of fruit bowls or baskets, from wax to stone to beadwork. We like the ones that don’t even try to look like real fruit. We discovered the trove of lucite resin grapes that were part of Mormon Relief Society culture in the 1970s. They’re piled near the end of the exhibition, glowing luminously and unnaturally in the light. They’re an eye-catcher, a kind of bedazzlement that combines plastic with our luminous dreams.

PS, We’d like to thank all the institutions, individuals and families who helped us put this together, and especially Micol Hebron and all of the Salt Lake Art Center. We had a great time!

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