Del Aire Public Fruit Park, public art installation, 2012

Working with residents of the Del Aire neighborhood in Hawthorne, California, this public fruit park attempts to transform the 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.  Commission from the Los Angeles County Department of Cultural Affairs.

New York Times article “Tasty, and Subversive, Too” by PATRICIA LEIGH BROWNHERE

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