Spray paint, resin fruit, Martone bike
These bikes were made for 2 people who could ride around the neighborhood picking fruit. Fruit comes in all colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – apples, oranges, lemons and grapefruit, blueberries and Plums. If these bikes travel together they make a “double rainbow.” Bikes come with a fruit picker and attached handlebar fruit basket. Obviously, these bikes are made and designed for the fruit picker in mind, but I’m sure the company who designed them would recommend that fruit should not be picked whilst riding. This would be both very dangerous and irresponsible, especially with the risk of possibly causing a road collision. If this was to happen, there would be a serious case with lawyers likely involved. So, not take the loveliness away from the bike, but it’s important that they’re used appropriately!
M-ART-ONE Artist Series and #UNCHAINME
Style-driven city bike brand, Martone Cycling Co. and celebrated retailer, Ron Robinson, have unveiled a new one-of-kind art installation called #UNCHAINME. A stellar group of high profile LA-based artists joined what is the first in a series of “M – ART – ONE” art shows sponsored by the two year old bike brand including: Sket One, ToMo, Fallen Fruit, and Zachary Crane. Each of these celebrated artists used a Martone bike as a canvas, creating individual works of art showcased and available for sale in the store in Santa Monica.
The ENDLESS ORCHARD by Fallen Fruit is a way that anyone anywhere can PLANT, MAP, AND SHARE FRUIT!
The Endless Orchard is a real living fruit orchard planted by the public, for the public – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods. Fruit is a transcultural symbol of sharing and The Endless Orchard is a living public artwork that anyone can eat from! Citizens plant fruit trees in front of their homes and businesses, on the margins of public and private space and interstitial municipal spaces like parkways , bike paths and alleys. Signs placed at each tree identify it as part of a network of sharing. Anyone can plant, map, share, and navigate the fruit trees via our free online portal, EndlessOrchard.com Share your backyard fruit, map existing fruit trees in public spaces or plant new trees and ad them to Endlessorchard.com.
The Endless Orchard will be a collaboration with anyone who wants to join us! – a movement of citizens transforming their own neighborhoods.
The project relies on those who know a city best – the people who live there – to envision what their own neighborhood would be like with the addition of trees bearing fruit, knitted together with other neighborhoods by pathways of apples, peaches, apricots and pears.
Fruit trees planted to grow in front of houses, along sidewalks and overlooked urban spaces become an invitation for the public to explore and enjoy cities in a new way.
Signage placed at each fruit tree explains that this is part of a network of sharing.
COMMUNITY CALL TO ACTION — Fallen Fruit is fund-raising for expanding public fruit in public space. It is easy to change your neighborhood and transform public space. Everyone can participate!
email us at info @ fallenfruit dot org for more information and sign up on or email list below.
EndlessOrchard.com launched on Earth Day 2017
*The Endless Orchard is for illustration purposes only an example of how to imagine a neighborhood experience. Please ask tree owners whenever possible. Never pick someone tree on private property without permission.
The Endless Orchard is funded by Muriel Pollia Foundation, Creative Capital, Good Works Foundation, Awesome Foundation and everyone of you who supported our kickstarter
Fallen Fruit is making a Public Fruit Orchard at the Stocker Trailhead!
Come plant Fruit trees with us on Saturday Nov. 7th. We’ll post more info soon!
We launch the premiere issue of FALLEN FRUIT MAGAZINE – our participatory zine project!
a downloadable PDF HERE
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.
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.
Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express!
Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young)
As part of ‘Harvest: Art, Film + Food’ at GOMA from 28 June to 21 September 2014, Fallen Fruit present a site specific installation of the pineapple. Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! 2014 comprises of a major photographic-collage pineapple wallpaper, video and a large-scale cabinet of pineapple-related objects and paraphernalia featuring objects from local members of the public.
‘Fallen Fruit Factory- GOMA’ -Fallen Fruit 2014
Video still from ‘Pineapple Express’ – Fallen Fruit 2014
Thank you to the following people for their contributions towards Fallen Fruit of Brisbane: Pineapple Express! 2014:
Albie Allan, Amelia van Ravenswaay, Analie Lally, Andy Monks, Angelina Martinez & Paul Andrew, Anna Jacobson, Annabelle Crow, Ashleigh Newbery, Betty Grigg, Bianca Batstone, Bronwen Jones, Cameron Parker, Cate Strange, Claudia Hyles, Deb Mostert, Dianna Campbell, Elizabeth Willing, Ellie Anderson, Elly O’Neill, Fab Hatters, Gemma Smith, Georgia Gordon, Glenn Cooke, Grace Kevill-Davies, Greta Umbers, Jane Grigg, Jenny Sathngam, Josephine Perkins, Justin Stenton-Dozey, Karen Benjamin, Kate Summers, Kenneth Lyons, Keren Brown, Kerryanne Farrer, Kirsten Devitt, Kyla Stephan, Laura Horrocks, Lisa Pieca Pineapple (AKA Lisa Burnett), Lyle Duncan, Marie Fitzgibbon, Melissa Crothorn, Michael Gilmore (Pineapple from the Dawn of Time), Michelle Fleur, Miya White, Nicole James, Rachel Long, Renee Steenstra, Rodney Jensen, Sandra Eastern, Sandra McLean, Susan Dryden, Tim Askew and Matt Carroll, Tory Jones, Una Hollingworth, Vanessa Bovee, and Zara Monteith.
The artists would also like to thank Doug Jones at Golden Circle, and Ken Fullerton Jnr at Fullerton Farms.
Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young)
Fallen Fruit’s name is derived from a passage in the book of Leviticus: “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest. You shall not pick your vineyard bare, or gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.” Fallen Fruit’s community-based projects use fruit as a medium to explore social engagement. The themes of generosity and sharing that guide their work align with the Skirball’s mission of hospitality, equality, and civility.
After studying the Skirball’s collection of Jewish cultural artifacts, Burns and Young found inspiration for their project in a seventeenth-century ketubbah (marriage contract). They also discovered how prominently the pomegranate figures in Jewish tradition, particularly as a symbol of fertility and marriage. Focused on this fruit, the artists researched the emotional, cultural, and intellectual “ingredients that make for a great relationship” during the course of their residency at the Skirball. The exhibition combines their interest in both the cultural ritual of marriage and the beauty of the pomegranate by featuring specially designed wallpaper created from photographs of pomegranate fruits and trees in Southern California. The latest addition is a selection of portraits of people who love each other, accompanied by a Love Score—an artfully designed composite of love advice submitted by the public.
Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Since 2013, David Burns and Austin Young have continued the collaborative work.
Fallen Fruit of Atlanta
Fallen Fruit(David Burns and Austin Young)
Curated by Stuart Horodner
Oct 19, 2013-Dec 14, 2013
Fallen Fruit is the Los Angeles-based collaborative team of David Burns and Austin Young, whose various projects use fruit as a filter to examine distinct places and histories, issues of representation and ownership, and address questions of public versus private space. ACAC commissioned the artists to develop their first exhibition addressing a Southern context and during the past several months they have visited Atlanta three times; Burns and Young engaged the Antioch Baptist Church North, New Horizon Baptist Church, Atlanta History Center, Hammonds House Museum, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Souls Grown Deep Foundation, The Wren’s Nest, WonderRoot, Create Your Dreams, and numerous antique stores, farmer’s markets, and private homes. The resulting exhibition operates as a multi-layered installation pulling paintings, maps, and collected “data” from these archives, collections, and experiences in order to provide insights and draw parallels between past and contemporary Atlanta.
Fallen Fruit of Atlanta will include specially-designed and lavish peach wallpaper (playing with themes of abundance), hand-drawn and photographic portraits, and a range of objects chosen to index the diversity and complexity of Atlanta. Like their previous work in cities including Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Salt Lake City, this Fallen Fruit project features a specific fruit, the peach—with its associations of ripeness, optimism, and pleasure—chosen for its ability to reconfigure relationships of sharing and generosity. Issues of legacy and personal narrative animate many of the artists’ encounters in Atlanta—an inquiry into what becomes documented, celebrated, and spoken about, and conversely what is not. A common understanding is that people construct their own histories, through stories and their cherished objects, be they valuable or common. Photography is a constant and ubiquitous element in Fallen Fruit’s artistic practice—utilized both as documentary process and image production—as well as an informal way of establishing trust with a range of citizens, and asking them to lend specific for inclusion in their installations.
In conjunction with the opening of their exhibition the artists have asked Rev. Sean B. Smith, pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church in Atlanta, to speak on connections between fruit and generosity.
Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.
Ted Skillshare Talk
Banana Sound Circle
FALLEN FRUIT FACTORY
a public participatory project by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young).
The Fallen Fruit Factory is a public participatory art project that allows the public to collaborate with Fallen Fruit and contemporary artists to create fast-art pieces. The Factory is co-hosted by a contemporary artist and Fallen Fruit and creates an immersive art experience where the public can participate in making works of art. In exchange for working on Factory art projects, the public gets Fruit Dollars redeemable for Fallen Fruit or Factory art at the Fruitique! or online at the Fallen Fruit store. Projects are always group-authored, meaning there isn’t one person who creates each individual work. Often the works are inspired both by the guest artist and Fallen Fruit, but it is the stranger or passerby who sets the color, tone, or unique dimensionality of each piece. No two works of art will be the same!