Vertical Garden, 2012
Fabric, Wire ad Charcoal, Dimensions Variable
Vertical Garden is an installation made with the help of the local community for the opening exhibition Community Creates at the re-opened Palo Alto Art Center. This exhibition celebrates the Palo Alto Art Center’s unique institutional history and their ongoing commitment to the community. Vertical Garden is an engaging sculptural installation featuring plant-like sculptures that appear to be growing directly out of the gallery wall. The sculpted ferns were crafted by community members out of wire, glue, and patterned fabrics sourced from the community. Over the course of the exhibition, this artificial fern garden will continue to grow and expand, showcasing the relationship between humans and the natural and artificial world, as well as the role patterns play in nature and textiles.