Fallen Fruit on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

Artists Create Huge Public Orchard By Mapping Where Fruit Is Available To Pick In LA



Los Angeles-based artists Austin Young and David Burns are on a mission for everyone to have access to fresh and healthy food whenever they want through their project Fallen Fruit. The two artists founded Fallen Fruit after noticing how much unpicked fruit is going to waste on city sidewalks and alleyways. They made a map of all existing fruit trees anyone can pick from in public spaces across LA, and are now doing the same in several other cities. Along with the help of their community, Fallen Fruit has also been able to plant thousands of fruit trees all across Southern California. Watch till the end for a huge surprise!

Fallen Fruit on The Kelly Clarkson Show!

Thank you SPROUTS!

THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — Episode 1104 — Pictured: (l-r) Austin Young, David Burns, Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)
THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW — Episode 1104 — Pictured: (l-r)Austin Young and David Burns — (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)

Love Trap! Trappola d’Amore! Chiostro del Bramante


Trappola d’Amore / Love Trap, David Allen Burns and Austin Young / Fallen Fruit, custom asynchronous repeat pattern created by the artists and printed with archival watercolor on biodegradable cotton fabric installed onto the ceilings and walls and accessorized with complimenting refinished furniture for the historic ‘Sibille room’.

Commissioned by DART for the exhibition ‘CRAZY’, curated by Danilo Eccher, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy, 2022.


Love is many things.

Love is a spectrum.

Love is a condition that is ever-changing.

Love is a truth.

Love is a trap.

Like all of the colors of the world – love is universal, it is hard to describe and yet we all understand it without disagreement. LOVE IS: Like blue. And like red. Green and yellow. And bright orange and deep violet. All at the same time. We assign understanding without thinking about relationships in love and also we determine ideas of beauty and the sublime by using all of the colors of the world as its index. Universally, we agree about these nuanced meanings often without compromise or debate. And yet, there is function to the colors of the world. Functions that are more than about beauty. Beauty is a subjective interpretation that is continually evaluated in all places, in all emotional spaces, and in absolute real-time — simultaneously about every single thing in the entire world. The visual spectrum that represents all things of shape and form also distinguishes the differences of what is banal and what is extraordinary. And above all in exploring the meanings of our world. We all know that there are some conditions about human nature that can not be quite understood in one lifetime. The ideas that ‘love is everlasting’ and that ‘beauty is the truth’. And therefore, it’s complicated.

“Rome is amazing. Cracked our brains open, lit our souls on fire, and broke our hearts on the first day. Without trying. Damn.” That was the social media post that started the project. We walked 80 kilometers in one week. We explored every Cathedral we passed by. We listen to the sounds of the city at all times of day. We smelled the air. We asked questions. We took hundreds of photographs. We looked carefully for the things that repeat and we paid attention to things that stand out. We returned repeatedly to buildings, parks, piazzas, palazzos, historic villas, and small bistros, cafes, and bars. Over and over following the rhythms of the city. We discovered the energy that invisibility connects the public spaces and emulsifies historic ancient prescient symbolic intuitive transcendent meanings of time and space. These transparent songs of the city can be heard at all times of day and night. The follies of life are effervescent and free flowing like the eternal springs from fountains that haven’t stopped for a thousand years.

It would be madness to ignore the beauty around you. The grand beauty. The crazy beauty. The exquisite ecstasy of the moment. That is always present. Everywhere. Right now. Bellezza e Follia.

L’amore è tante cose.

L’amore è uno spettro.

L’amore è una condizione in continua evoluzione.

L’amore è una verità.

L’amore è una trappola.

Come tutti i colori del mondo, l’amore è universale. È difficile descriverlo eppure tutti lo capiamo senza divergenze. L’AMORE È: come il blu. E come il rosso. Il verde e il giallo. E l’arancione brillante e il viola intenso. È tutto, allo stesso tempo. Assegniamo significati senza pensare alle relazioni nell'amore e determiniamo anche idee di bellezza e del sublime usando tutti i colori del mondo come riferimento. Universalmente, concordiamo su queste sfumature di significato, spesso senza compromessi o discussioni. Eppure, tutti questi colori hanno uno scopo; uno che va ben oltre la bellezza. La bellezza è un’interpretazione soggettiva che viene apprezzata continuamente, in tutti i luoghi, in tutti gli spazi emotivi e in tempo reale assoluto, contemporaneamente in ogni singola cosa del mondo. Lo spettro visivo, che rappresenta tutto ciò che ha forma e sostanza, distingue anche le differenze tra ciò che è banale e ciò che è straordinario. E, soprattutto, esplora i significati del nostro mondo. Tutti noi sappiamo che esistono alcune condizioni della natura umana che non possono essere afferrate nella loro interezza, nemmeno nel corso di una vita intera. Idee come “l’amore è eterno”, o “la bellezza è la verità”. E, dunque… è complicato.

Fallen Fruit è una collaborazione artistica formatasi a Los Angeles nel 2004 tra David Burns,
Matias Vegener e Austin Young. Dal 2013 David e Austin continuano la loro carriera artistica
come duo. La loro arte ha come scopo quello di portare all’interno del museo opere inedite e
inaspettate utilizzando un medium altrettanto inconsueto: la carta da parati. Questa viene
personalizzata mediante la creazione di un pattern originale i cui elementi caratteristici
vengono di volta in volta desunti dalla realtà locale. La frutta è un vero e proprio leitmotiv
delle loro opere, sia per il significato storico ed iconografico universale che questa categoria
riveste, sia come metafora di un’identità condivisa. Una parte importante della loro ricerca
artistica, infatti, è connessa a un’idea di condivisione dello spazio e della conoscenza, che
ha portato gli artisti a proteste e alla proposta di utopici spazi condivisi. Nell’ambito della
mostra “Crazy. La follia nell’arte contemporanea” hanno invaso lo spazio relativo alla sala
delle Sibille invitando lo spettatore a entrare e a diventare protagonista di un mondo interiore
variopinto, divertente e folle.


Dart – Chiostro del Bramante
La follia nell’ arte contemporanea
19.02.2022 – 08.01.2023
a Roma un grande progetto creativo ed espositivo a cura di Danilo Eccher

21 artisti di rilievo internazionale, più di 11 installazioni site-specific inedite: per la prima volta le opere d’arte invaderanno gli spazi esterni e interni del Chiostro del Bramante di Roma, perché la follia non può avere limiti.

La percezione del mondo è il primo segnale di instabilità, il primo contatto fra realtà esterna e cervello, fra verità fisica e creatività poetica, fra leggi ottiche e disturbi neurologici.

I 21 artisti chiamati a partecipare sono parte di questa follia.

Carlos Amorales, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Massimo Bartolini, Gianni Colombo, Petah Coyne, Ian Davenport, Janet Echelman, Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns e Austin Young, Lucio Fontana, Anne Hardy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Alfredo Pirri, Gianni Politi, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala, Yinka Shonibare, Sissi, Max Streicher, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu.

NFT: Public Gathering at the Monument to Sharing

The sale includes a fruit tree planted in public space in honor of the buyer and mapped on the endlessorchard. It also includes a large print of the artwork IRL.

‘Public Gathering at the Monument to Sharing’ David Allen Burns and Austin Young, Fallen Fruit, 2022

“Public Gathering at the Monument to Sharing” is a digital collage made with voices recorded from our Rainbow Fruit Jam project where we ask people ‘What is Utopia?’ and also images of recontextualized anthropomorphic fruit characters originally created by the public for “Fallen Fruit Magazine” – mainly from their participatory project at the V&A Museum in London, and also various cities around the world.

The characters are gathered around the “Monument to Sharing,” the artist’s permanent installation artwork in Los Angeles’ State Historic Park. It is an installation of 32 orange trees meant to be shared with everyone. This image was created in 2021 to celebrate the launch of the Endless Orchard – Fallen Fruit’s collaborative non-contiguous public sharing orchard. Join them in creating the largest edible artwork in the world.

The NFT is available at opeansea and CultureVault.com

Voice recording by Fallen Fruit from their public participatory project, Rainbow Jam, commissioned by University of California, Irvine, USA, 2016. Music by Andrew Stanley (of Yolanda Be Cool).

Fallen Fruit of Victorville

 We planted a bunch of new fruit trees in March, 2022 in Old Town Victorville. Fallen Fruit with support from Old Town Victorville and San Bernardino Arts, #cityofvv!

Check out this video that documents the tree planting and highlights the importance of fruit trees to our community.

Fallen Fruit is featured on “Hope Builders,” highlighting organizations doing good in San Bernardino, for the KVCR PBS station.  This episode is directed by Maria Burton.  Hope Builder  (all 6 pieces with an intro by Christine Lahti) aired in January, 2020.  Features our public fruit park we created with SB Arts Connection  during our project “Fallen Fruit of San Bernardino.

CRAZY – in Rome!

Dart – Chiostro del Bramante

CRAZY: Madness in Contemporary Art

19.02.2022 – 08.01.2023

Love Trap – Trappalo d’Amore, Fallen Fruit, 2022

21 international artists, more than 11 new site-specific installations: for the first time the works of art will invade the interior and exterior spaces of the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, because madness can have no limits.

A perception of the world is the first sign of instability, the first contact between external reality and the brain, between physical truth and poetic creativity, between laws of optics and neurological disorders.

The 21 artists called to participate are part of this madness.

Carlos Amorales, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, Massimo Bartolini, Gianni Colombo, Petah Coyne, Ian Davenport, Janet Echelman, Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young, Lucio Fontana, Anne Hardy, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Alfredo Pirri, Gianni Politi, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala, Yinka Shonibare, Sissi, Max Streicher, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu.

Madness, like art, refuses established patterns, escapes from any rigid framework, rebels against constraints, so also does Crazy, the project from Dart – Chiostro del Bramante, curated by Danilo Eccher. No ordinary and predictable path in favor of a creative explosion capable of expanding, like Ian Davenport’s pigment flowing on the stairs, and of modifying the spatial perception, like Gianni Colombo’s environment (1970). A violent shockwave that invades every accessible room, mixing and ensuring strong expressive leaps between the works, from the neon of Alfredo Jaar, also visible from the outside, to the totally immersive colors of Fallen Fruit / David Allen Burns and Austin Young. A complex, subjective, oblique narration; an inclusive and participatory atmosphere; a distribution of artworks and isolated and autonomous spaces in all available places, even invading those usually excluded from the museum pathway.

Dart – Chiostro del Bramante

Inside the Renaissance architecture designed by Donato Bramante in 1500: great exhibitions, Italian and international artists, creative projects, as well as a bookstore, a cafeteria, a series of cozy spaces, an extraordinary place in the center of Rome a few steps from Piazza Navona.

Thanks to the female leadership and the passionate and competent management of president Patrizia de Marco and her daughters Laura, Giulia and Natalia de Marco, Dart – Chiostro del Bramante has established itself over the years as a reference point for all those who want to discover modern and contemporary art, with exhibitions of high artistic and cultural value, educational tours for all age groups, workshops and guided tours for all audiences.

Dart – Chiostro del Bramante: the culture of culture.

The exhibition will be accessible in compliance with and according to the regulations for the containment of Covid-19.


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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.  

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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 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.