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fertile creatures series
drawing
infant vampire formula

photos

coming soon

preditorXtreme series
sculpture
fox gun
baby quail grenades

drawings
coyote sight
fox guns
prairie dog revolver
baby quail grenades

the dead garden
Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY
High Desert Test Sites, CA

the portable forest
Dumbo Arts Center & Festival, NYC
The Armory Center for the Arts, CA
The San Deigo Museum of Art
Monte Vista Projects, LA
Sunset Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Human Resources, LA
Washington Blvd. Art Concert, LA
Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions
Sea and Space Explorations, LA

public art places
organizer, curator, director
sea and space explorations, LA
tree and space, LA
sound in space Festival, LA
100 person solo show, LA

participatory
you are the largest thing on Earth
art of exchange
primal scream painting booth
we
miss
wish

sculpture
data planter
yard
search
blue kiss

concept paintings
portal paintings
black holes

 
Lara Bank

The Portable Forest Tree Library
at Monte Vista Projects, LA
16 different kinds of evergreen trees from around the world, wood, tar, casters, stain, metal handles, dirt, mulch.
2011

The Portable Forest are potted plants that can travel for shows, events and happenings inside and outside. Typically they are shown interacting with the space they are in or traveling metaphorically if not physically.

In response to an invitation from Monte Vista, The Portable Forest created The Portable Forest Tree Library, a free holiday tree checkout service of seventy-one one to seven foot tall evergreen trees from around the world. The Portable Forest invited Bianca D’Amico of terri planty, Nicole Antebi, and Amy Blount Lay to collaborate on an exhibition, entitled Ever Green, hosted by Monte Vista.


Press:

Sallabedra, Megan, "'Ever Green' at Monte Vista Projects: Free Christmas Trees for Rent! But is it Art?"LA Weekly, Dec. 2011. - PDF

Wagley, Catherine, "Art To See, Five Artsy Things to See This Week...,"
LA Weekly, Nov., 2011. - PDF

Galleos, Emma, "'The Portable Forest Tree Library' Lets You Check Out a (Christmas)Tree From Its Living Library,"
LAist, Nov. 2011. - PDF
Portable Forest Lara Bank
11/19/2011The Portable Forest, The Portable Forest Tree Library & Bianca D'Amico, make love plant a garden / excuse me, i planted /
planting a party
, Monte Vista Projects, LA, CA. Bianca D'Amico's piece in this shot is the live fern spinning disco ball on the ceiling.


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11/19/2011The Portable Forest, The Portable Forest Tree Library & Bianca D'Amico, make love plant a garden / excuse me, i planted /
planting a party
, Monte Vista Projects, LA, CA. Bianca D'Amico's piece in this shot is the live fern spinning disco ball on the ceiling.

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11/19/2011 The Portable Forest, The Portable Forest Tree Library, Monte Vista Projects, LA, CA. Installation shot.

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11/19/2011 The Portable Forest, The Portable Forest Tree Library, Monte Vista Projects, LA, CA. Clockwise: Serbian and Black Hills
Spruce in medium sized pots, Sequoia in a medium sized pot, participant showing his checked out small sized Colorado Blue Spruce,
Jean's Dwarf Spruce shown in the small sized pot.

Amy Blount Lara Bank
11/19/2011 Amy Blount Lay, The Last Time I Tried To Be Human, It Almost Killed Me: Evergreen Rookery & The Portable Forest, The
Portable Forest Tree Library,
Monte Vista Projects, LA, CA. Detail shot of Amy Blount Lay's collaboration of seals in the trees.

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