a partipatory project artist


fertile creatures series
sapphire pacifier
onesie armor
infant vampire formula

belly back
boob shoulder

preditorXtreme series
fox gun
baby quail grenades

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

you are the largest thing on Earth
art of exchange
primal scream painting booth

data planter
blue kiss

concept paintings
portal paintings
black holes

Lara Bank
The Portable Forest Travels the Sonic World
for Sound in Space at Sea and Space Eplorations
trees, pots, stickers, dirt, chains, rock speakers, ipod, amplifier
2008 - present

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.


Denny, Drew, “Sound in Space 2,” L.A. Record, pg. 15 (Vol. 3, Issue 12, Feb. 2009). - PDF (986KB) (interview)

Ward, Alie, “The Little Gallery Doing Big Weird Things,” Metromix: The LA Times (Vol. 2, Iss. 6, Feb. 11-17, 2009), cover story & interview - PDF

For 13 nights in February of 2009 a different soundtrack played through rock shaped speakers within the trees behind Sea and Space Explorations exhibition space for the Sound in Space II, a month long sound festival. Sounds: beach, jungle, rainstorm, chainsaws and axes chopping trees, a forest fire, monkeys, etc.


Lara Bank

Lara Bank