Friday, August 3, 2012

Fruity Installations

Adriana Lara, Untitled Installation  [Banana Peel], 2008


Adriana Lara (b. Mexico, 1978), Grapes and Raisins, 2011
(Tree branch, balloons, string) 

 Alicia Frankovich, Unintentional Installation (Inverted plants, soil)

Alicia Frankovich's installation Medea uses two tonnes of soil and plant matter.

''From the conception of this piece I wanted it to be a suspended body - the idea of living, growing.'' Here, then, it is heirloom tomatoes (black krims, black Russians, tigerella, red fig dwarf and peach dreams), glossy aubergines (heirloom mix), long string beans and bristling kiwifruit vines (she hails from New Zealand) that make up parts of the ''bodies''.


Running Fruit Ladders

Project  Description

Dozens of wooden fruit ladders, painted in bright colors will appear alongside major highways
in the Columbia River Gorge in these temporary installations. This is large art, covering about 1/2 mile along major roadways
to celebrate small farms and bring art to the public.
The ladders will appear in four installations along the route. 
The first installation will be along Highway 35 in Hood River. (see:The Gorge White House)  
The second along Interstate I-84 near Mosier,
then near The Dalles Oregon see: Gorge Discovery Center,
followed by highway 97 near Goldendale see: Maryhill Museum in Washington state. 

The title “Running Fruit Ladders" pays homage to Christo’s “Running Fences” project in Marin County California in the eighties.  The ladders themselves symbolize the human need to aspire, the struggle to rise above our circumstances and climb to higher levels.  The ladders also bring together our regions’ economic tradition of agriculture and the “running” lines echo the currents in the nearby Columbia River, the lifeblood of the region for thousands of years.

Running Fruit Ladders - John Maher Fine Art-public art installations 

Running Fruit ALdders Installation Hood River Oregon 

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