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  Lara Bank
     

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
search
blue kiss

concept paintings
portal paintings
black holes

 
Lara Bank
The Portable Forest Arroyo Seco Trees
for Facing the Sublime in Water, CA, "Water, CA - Creative Common at the Armory Center for the Arts, 2012"
at The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
trees, wood, dirt, plastic tubing, barrel, spigot, drip nozzles, zinc plaques, timers, grow lights
dimensions variable
October 7, 2012- January 13, 2013

Press:

Mizota, Sharon, "’Facing the Sublime in Water, CA’ delves deep," Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2012 - HTML - PDF


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.


The Portable Forest Arroyo Seco Trees were installed as a part of Nicole Antebi and Enid Baxter Blader's collaborative work on Water in California at The Armory Center for the Arts. Six indigenous trees to the Arroyo Seco were installed with a rain barrel timer system and grow lights for the four month duration of the exhibition. Amy Blount Lay created work involving migrating seals which integrated into the Portable Forest trees.

The tree pictured below on the far left is a sycamore offspring from the Rose Bowl tree in Joel Tauber's artwork "Sick-Amour". Bank got this tree for free from the Theodore Payne Foundation if she agreed to be a part of Tauber's artwork tracking it's planted location.

Lara Bank
October 7, 2012- January 13, 2013. The Portable Forest Arroyo Seco Trees, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Note: Amy Blount Lay's seals can be seen above migrating from her project to Joel Tauber's sycamore offspring on the left.

Lara Bank Joel Tauber
October 7, 2012- January 13, 2013. The Portable Forest Arroyo Seco Trees, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Note: Joel Tauber's sycamore offspring.

Lara Bank Amy Blount Lay
October 7, 2012- January 13, 2013. The Portable Forest Arroyo Seco Trees, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA. Note: Amy Blount Lay's seals can in Joel Tauber's sycamore offspring..

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