HEY FRIENDS!!!  Friends of friends, and everyone you know…. Come hang out with us from 2pm to sunset at LA state Historic Park! We are hosting a Fruit Tree Adoption for everyone who pre-registers, Public Juicing Station, Fallen Fruit Jam and Toast, Trans-dimensional blessings and oracle readings by legendary performance artist Anna Homler, ‘Interpretive Orange’ performed by Page Person, music by multi-disciplinary artist Davia Spain , and a crystal bowl sound healing by DOM at sunset. Bring friends, a blanket, food/snacks, warm clothes and some good vibes to share the love.

xoxoxo, Austin and David / Fallen Fruit

Adopt a fruit tree Saturday November 13 at LA State Historic Park – email us here: FALLEN FRUIT

Plant a fruit tree next to the sidewalk and map it- sign up here: endlessorchard.com

Image credit: courtesy of Fallen Fruit. Join us for a public gathering and fruit tree adoption at the Monument to Sharing on November 13 at Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP)


ENDLESS ORCHARD by FALLEN FRUIT Launch Celebration and a Public Call to Action

YES! SI! OUI! JA! RIGHTON!! What if you could walk down the street and pick an apple or an orange? Can public and private fruit trees offer more than just decor to our neighborhoods? What if they were a public service to the community? It’s all possible with the Endless Orchard, the world’s largest collaborative public artwork –a non-contiguous global fruit orchard planted, mapped, shared, and cared for by everyone who participates. 

Image credit: courtesy of Fallen Fruit. Join us for a public gathering and fruit tree adoption at the Monument to Sharing on November 13 at Los Angeles State Historic Park  (LASHP)



2pm to SUNSET
Free to the public!

1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles at at the Monument to Sharing

2pm to Sunset: Public Fruit Tree Adoption, Public Juicing Station, Fallen Fruit Jam and toast and more.

2pm to 4pm Page Person performs ‘Interpretive Orange’

2:30 to 4:45pm Anna Homler Trans-dimensional blessings and oracle readings

4:00 music by multi-disciplinary artist Davia Spain

4:40  Dom Crystal bowl Healing Sound Session at SUNSET

Join Los Angeles-based artists David Allen Burns and Austin Young from Fallen Fruit for a Fruit Tree Adoption and celebration of the ENDLESS ORCHARD. Help us expand local access to public fruit by adding 100 new public fruit trees to Los Angeles mapping the trees at EndlessOrchard.com.

Endless Orchard Fruit Tree Adoption is free and limited to 100 applications. Recipients are required to plant trees in or on the margins of public space, to ensure that the fruit will remain permanently accessible to the public, and agree to map their trees with EndlessOrchard.com. To apply send an email to info@fallenfruit.org

Read the LA WEEKLY story about the Endless Orchard HERE


Endless Orchard public fruit map around LA State Historic Park


To apply for the fruit tree adoption, send an email to info@fallenfruit.org, with ‘Fruit Tree Adoption’ in the subject line and include the property address and the location of the planting area and/or photograph. The event and adoption are free to participate.


1. You have space along a sidewalk or fence of a home, local business, apartment building, school, or community center. You must plant in private space or obtain a permit to plant the fruit tree in public space   

2. The selected location is sunny and is being watered or can be watered regularly.

3. You agree to share the fruit tree with neighbors and passersby and map it on the Endless Orchard website.

4. Apply at info@fallenfruit.org to participate. 

Endless Orchard QR code

A PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION:  JOIN US! PLANT A FRUIT TREE TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE. Let’s make an Endless Orchard. Plant a fruit tree next to the sidewalk, or along a fence near your home, school, community center, or business. On or next to public space. Water and care for your tree and map it on EndlessOrchard.com to share with others. Encourage local governments and elected leadership to take action and plant fruit trees in parks, public-rights-of-way, and along sidewalks. Dig up cement and make our cities like communal gardens where fruit can be harvested by everyone. Identify pre-existing fruit trees in neighborhoods and map them.

Fallen Fruit aims to position this project globally and engage communities around the world with the idea that generosity begets generosity. “Sharing is the definition of culture. Time, ritual, common interests, a meal, geography. It’s all about sharing.” -Fallen Fruit

During the pandemic, our collective experiences of everyday life have become more meaningful. Our need to be social and go outside became essential. As food shortages erupted due to quarantine related closures and global supply chains were interrupted, the drive to eat hyperlocale and grow edible gardens exploded.

We have already established public fruit parks in 19 different cities across the United States. Fruit tree plantings have been initiated across Southern California including Culver City, San Diego, Torrance, Riverside, San Bernardino, Downtown Los Angeles, Westlake, and across the United States in Buffalo, Columbus, New Orleans, Omaha, San Diego, Philadelphia, New York City, and more. What we’re excited about is that these fruit trees will be here for generations. In many cases, the project sites have been declared as works of art, so that those spaces must persist in the public realm as a place for sharing. The fruit trees would be replaced if necessary.

A forthcoming downloadable PDF will include all of our instructions on planting trees and sharing with the Endless Orchard

LOVE IS MY SUPERPOWER , 2015, Fallen Fruit

“The Endless Orchard is linked to ideas of place and history, and echoes a sense of connectedness with something very primal – our capacity to share with others” – Fallen Fruit

ABOUT ENDLESS ORCHARD:  ENDLESS ORCHARD by Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) is a Creative Capital awarded project and is funded by Creative Capital, and The Muriel Pollia Foundation. The Endless Orchard website was designed and developed in partnership with Code Rodeo. The Public Fruit Tree Adoption and the launch of the ENDLESS ORCHARD on November 13th is in honor of Jerry Luedders and the Muriel Pollia Foundation.

Fruit Tree Adoption Portrait, San Bernardino 2018, Fallen Fruit


Fallen Fruit (artist duo David Allen Burns and Austin Young) is a collaborative art project that began in Los Angeles with creating maps of public fruit: the fruit trees growing on or over public property. Their work explores participatory art practice, reflecting upon a broader, global environmental movement involving contemporary art and public spaces. Fallen Fruit uses geography and history as indexical tools to create serialized and site-specific works of art that often embrace public participation. The work of Fallen Fruit includes public art projects (Public Fruit Jam, Lemonade Stand, Fallen Fruit Magazine), site specific commissions (Monument to Sharing, Stoneview Nature Center, Theater of The Sun), and museum art installations (NGV Triennial, V&A Museum’s “ FOOD: Bigger Than the Plate,” Empire, The Practices of Everyday Life, EatLACMA). 

Fallen Fruit has been recently featured in “What Artists Are doing Now,” Arterritory; Best of LA Arts, LA Weekly; 15 Los Angeles Artists to Watch, ARTnews (Cover); Artforum (Critic’s Pick); Consumed, New York Times Magazine; “Tasty and Subversive Too”, The New York Times;  Conde Nast Traveler “18 Best Shows in London;” “Food Matters,” The New York Times; and “How Fallen Fruit is Changing the Art World & Life in LA,” LA Confidential (Cover and Feature). Their work has also been featured in such book publications as The Idea of the West by Doug Aitken, The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design by Francesco Spampinato (Princeton Architectural Press) as well as numerous broadcast radio, TV, video and blog venues.

Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Allen Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David Allen Burns and Austin Young have continued and expanded the collaborative work

IMAGE CREDIT: MONUMENT TO SHARING, 2017, LASHP, courtesy of Fallen Fruit

ABOUT THE MONUMENT TO SHARING: Established in 2017, Monument to Sharing is a permanent public artwork by Fallen Fruit composed of community sourced phrases that wrap around thirty-two public orange trees. The interviews were gathered while planting publicly accessible fruit trees in front of homes and businesses within walking distance of LASHP, the phrases create a poem that describes what it means to be a great neighbor.  


Opening celebration, November 2, 2021, at Vallarta Botanical Gardens

A new, permanent immersive artwork in the chapel of the gardens by Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young.  

Fallen Fruit
IMAGE CREDIT: Detail from the artwork installation, Los Angelitos de Nuestra Señora del Jardín. Custom made wallcovering, archival watercolor inks printed onto natural fabrics. Dimensions variable. David Allen Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit, 2021.

Los AngLos Angelitos de Nuestra Señora del Jardín, 2021

David Allen Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit

Custom made wallcovering, archival watercolor inks printed onto natural fabrics. Dimensions variable.

An immersive installation artwork created by the artists specifically for the chapel at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This unique asynchronous wall coverings source’s materials from hundreds of original photographs taken by the artists in the gardens at different times of year — as well as historic watercolors and lithographs, by Mexican botanist Rafael Montes de Oca and English ornithologist John Gould, respectively. Orchids and hummingbirds dance around the interior spaces intermixed with seasonal favorites from the botanical collection. The extraordinary flora and fauna naturalized by this exotic setting is permanently embellished into the interior spaces of the chapel and contextualized by never ending organically merging colorfields. The natural world turned inside out.

Noche de Los Muertos & Inauguration of Art “Los Angelitos de México” in the Garden Chapel

Event: Tuesday, November 2, Vallarta Botanical Garden at 6 pm.

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens presents a new expositionby artists David Allen Burns and Austin Young of the project Fallen Fruit, “Los Angeleitos De Mexico”

Evento: Martes, 2 de noviembre en el Jardín Botánico de Vallarta a las 6:00 pm


Una instalación artística en la capilla del Jardín Botánico de Vallarta creada por los artistas, en las afueras de Puerto Vallarta, México. Este singular tapiz asincrónico se nutre de cientos de fotografías originales tomadas por los artistas en los jardines en diferentes épocas del año, así como de acuarelas y litografías históricas del pintor mexicano Rafael Montes de Oca y del ornitólogo inglés John Gould, entre otros.


The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a 64-acre botanical garden at 1,300 ft above sea level, near Puerto Vallarta. The garden was founded in 2004 and has been open to the public since 2005.

Carretera Puerto Vallarta, Carr. Costera a Barra de Navidad Km 24, 48425 Jal., Mexico +52 322 223 6182

ULTRA! at Torrance Art Museum


a new public art exhibition with Torrance Art Museum including a new public artwork ‘Lago Seco Fruit Trail’ by Fallen Fruit!

JULY 17 – AUGUST 28, 2021

more info http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/ultra

An adventurous new public art exhibition featuring more than 20 artworks from some of the region’s most exciting contemporary artists in accessible locations throughout Torrance. Sculpture, installation, video projection, and interactive experiences are among the works that visitors will find in various parks, storefronts, schools, and government buildings.

Torrance Art Museum serves as the hub station. The Main Gallery will feature additional works by some of the Ultra! artists, providing a wonderful complement to the other locations.

Ultra! Featured Artists:Luciana Abait, Richard Ankrom, Badly Licked Bear, Joshua Beliso, Reed van Brunschot, Juan Capistran, Ana Carolina Estarita-Guerrero, Fallen Fruit, Finishing School, Jeff Frost, Narsiso Martinez, Julie Orser, Matthew Pagoaga, Esther Ruiz, Abram Santa Cruz, Sonja Schenk, Allison Stewart, Jan van der Ploeg, Dan S Wang, Glen Wilson, and Yarn Bombing LA.

Join us for these Ultra! Events taking place at Torrance Art Museum.

Saturday, July 17 at 12pm
Ultra! Kickoff & Museum Reopening Ceremony
Live Performances & Installations by:
High Beams Project, Yozmit, Zac Monday, Mary Anna Pomonis, and Justin Stadel.

Saturday, August 21 at 3pm
Ultra! Extra
Live Performances by:
Ibuki Kuramochi and Beck+Col with Tetiana Sklyarova and Kayla Aguila.

Peoples Score

Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young). “PEOPLE POWER,” performance score generated with a public call for participation, dimensions variable, created for Time in this Time, 2021.

A collaborative score

In simple language, using short sentences, Fallen Fruit asked people to tell them what they know best about being a great person. The duo then created a new score with the answers.

Fallen Fruit prompted contributors:

“It can be thoughts from recent weeks or the past months—or maybe it is something you learned from your family or mentor … or also, from another time in your life when you really learned: 

How to be a great version of YOU.”
‍For example:
“My mother taught me to always mind my own business and to always love myself.”“(I started to) take a short walk everyday at a different time of day and never choose the destination in advance, (I just) wander… and openly explore the world each day.”Or, “Sometimes, I tell my cats all of my secrets….”

— Fallen Fruit



HÖHENRAUSCH Museum, Linz, Austria

OPENS MAY 6, 2021

Fallen Fruit, along with more than 40 international artists have transformed HÖHENRAUSCH.

‘Like in Paradise’, David Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit, 2021 

The multi-part exhibition trail leads through the OK Center, onto the rooftops of Linz, up atop the historical attics of the former Ursuline convent into the Ursuline Church.

curators: Martin Sturm, Rainer Zendron

Duftende Liebesgedichte, ein Spiegelgarten mit Kirschbäumen, ein künstlicher Vogelschwarm als Baum der Erinnerung, ein wachsendes Kunstwerk aus Kunstdünger und Fans, die verzückt Lieder von Madonna singen: Mehr als 40 internationale Künstler*innen verwandeln den HÖHENRAUSCH in ein weltliches Paradies,  entwickeln Räume für individuelle Träume und blicken hinter die Fassaden käuflicher Illusionen.

WIE IM PARADIES: Heutzutage ist der Begriff „Paradies“ fest im „Diesseits“ verankert und ein fixer Bestandteil unserer Alltagskultur und Konsumwelt geworden. Ob als Bezeichnung für Einkaufszentren, Urlaubsziele oder Swingerclubs: Wir schaffen uns „künstliche Paradiese“, die Momente der Glückseligkeit schenken oder diese wenigstens versprechen.

Der mehrteilige Ausstellungsparcours führt durch die Räume des OK hinauf auf die Dächer von Linz und über die Dachböden des ehemaligen Ursulinenklosters in die Ursulinenkirche. Unvergessliche Eindrücke für Groß und Klein!

Kuratoren: Martin Sturm, Rainer Zendron


Take a virtual tour of ‘Natural History’ by Fallen Fruit / David Burns and Austin Young. A new artwork commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne for the Triennial 2020. The wall text for the ‘Natural History’ triptych are below. https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/virtual-tours/triennial-2020-fallen-fruit/

Natural History , 2020, Fallen Fruit artist collective, United States est. 2004 
David Allen Burns artist , United States born 1970 
Austin Young artist ,United States born 1966 

The overview of the Virtual Tour.

Natural History, 2020, Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young

Central to the work of Los Angeles–based art collective Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young) is the desire to create beautiful and sumptuous spaces where audiences can enjoy museum collections in new, unexpected ways that simultaneously reveal a series of layered social constructs.

Using the medium of wallpaper, Fallen Fruit creates unique designs inspired by seemingly local flora and fauna. Natural History, 2020, takes its subject matter from Australia, and critically combines introduced species of birds and plants together with indigenous ones, many of them drawn from images held in the NGV Collection.  

As an immersive environment, Natural History also includes works from the NGV Collection, creating completely new visual and cultural contexts in which to view canonical European and Australian paintings and sculptures. Seeing the artworks in this new way helps draw into question the preconceived knowledge and ideas that usually frame our understanding of art, history, place, indigeneity and colonialism.

Fallen Fruit critically revisits and questions a range of issues in Natural History, including exacerbated  colonialism and its social constructs with regards the classification of the natural world, narrative depictions of religion and the supernatural in art.  In the artists’ selection, organsation and juxtaposition of historical artworks from the NGV Collection combined with their wallpaper, contemporary disruptions and perspectives on race, class, gender and sexuality emerge.   

Natural History  2020 , digital prints (and found objects from the NGV collection), Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne , Natural History 2020 is supported by Nicholas Perkins and Paul Banks , Collection of the artists  

FALLEN FRUIT E14 didactic on exterior wall, entrance to NGVI/L2/E14 
Original artist drawing for ‘Naturalized plants,’ by Fallen Fruit, elevation 3 room E14C

Naturalised plants (Royal Botanic Gardens) room E14A

The images on this wallpaper comprise a pattern of roses and other non-native plantsrepresenting European ideals materialized in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, alongside with fruits and flowers from the streets of inner-city Collingwood. The pattern images from photographs by the artists simultaneously represent colonizers’ social constructs regarding the ‘naturalization’ of plants as well as the adaptive powers of introduced species conducive to urban and rural environments. 

Naturalised plants (Royal Botanic Gardens) 2020  Room E14A, 2020 , digital prints (and found objects from the NGV collection) Collection of the artists 

Detail of wall covering for ‘Native Plants’ room E14B

Native plants (Cranbourne Gardens) This pattern from Fallen Fruit photographs taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne,  2020 freatures banksias, kangaroo paws, and others that are among the hundreds of indigenous species being preserved in this ecosystem.  Many artifacts in dialogue with the wallpaper here are European artifacts brought to Australia with limited cultural context and thus mis-identified. 

Native plants (Cranbourne Gardens)  room E14 B , 2020, digital print (and found objects from the NGV collection), Collection of the artists 

Original artist rendering for ‘Sketchbooks and drawings’ featuring all the E14C elevations.

Sketchbooks and drawings (National Gallery of Victoria) is a pattern created from historic botanical drawings, notebooks and sketchbooks held in the NGV Collection. The intricately drawn birds, insects, and eucalypts and other indigenous shrubs creates an atmosphere that the artists speculate existed before and during the time of settlement. 

Sketchbooks and drawings (National Gallery of Victoria) room E14C, 2020, digital print (with found objects from the NGV Collection) Collection of the artists 


The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time. Featuring major new commissions and recent works that span geography, perspective and genre, the exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners.


Time in this time

A Time capsule for the present. An online project – As told by artists and creators. Curated works for the present.

A question from #fallenfruit we want to hear from you. In simple language, share what you know best about being an extraordinary person. It can be thoughts from recent weeks or the past months, or maybe something you learned from family or a mentor. Give the insights that only you know best, and Fallen Fruit will create one of our signature scores with the answers we receive. Put your answer below or go to timeinthistime.com and email info@fallenfruit.org your answer #timeinthistime #fallenfruit

check it out HERE


19 DEC 2020 – 18 APR 2021

We are excited and grateful that our artwork is a part of the NGV Triennial.


The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time. Featuring major new commissions and recent works that span geography, perspective and genre, the exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners.

Blah blah blah – Conversations on contemporary art

|Blah blah blah – Conversations on contemporary art | Fallen Fruit and Laura Barreca on Art, People, Fruit & Public Spaces.
We are excited to announce the first in our series of online talks: Fallen Fruit, the art duo David Burns and Austin Young,   and Laura Barreca will be live on Wednesday 28 October  9:30 AM PST  ( at 5:30 pm (UCT+1) ) to talk about art, people, growing fruit for everyone to share and about shifting public participation and the function of urban spaces.
Laura Barreca is Director of Museo Civico Castelbuono (Palermo) and mudaC | Museo delle arti Carrara.
On Wednesday 28, follow us live on Facebook and Instagram at https://bit.ly/31wm38i

What Artists Are Doing Now. Fallen Fruit interview in Arterritory.com

Read our new interview HERE

What Artists Are Doing Now. Contemporary art collective Fallen Fruit in Los Angeles


“Fear is very easy to grow. Love is also very easy to grow. We are focused on promoting messages of love and joy. A fruit tree is a great symbol of generosity. And fruit trees are endlessly giving (fruit) without expecting anything in return. :)” – David and Austin of Fallen Fruit