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Lara Bank


Lara Bank

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
Tree and Space
bronze plaque, cement, tree, photo documentation, maps
Location: Highland Park, LA
2008 - present
website http://treeandspace.org
printable map to find the location
Handmade Map:

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Press:

Herbst, Robby, "Where Possible Possibilities Are Possible: Experiences and Forms of the Possible,"Proximity, Issue Number 5, Fall 2009, pgs. 38-43. - PDF

Herbst, Robby, “A Map for An Other LA,”
The LLano Del Rio working group, Dec 2009.

Tree and Space is a space defined by a tree to serve as a location for public art practices. It is unregulated and open to all to utilize for art, performances, and happenings. A brass marker is placed on location to aid in identification. Los Angeles, CA .

Chronology of Tree and Space:

FIRST TREE
I planted the first tree and it died a few months later dispite hauling 3 gallon jugs of water up the hill every other day.

The tree, planting, and events shown below

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SECOND TREE
The second tree I chose was indigineous and in a shadier location on the hill. It too died six months after planting.
The tree and planting shown below.
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THIRD TREE
I did some more research and found that the Eucalyptus trees I was planting near were probably the problem. So, deciding that the project was about place and not planting, I chose to use a nearby eucalyptus sapling that was thriving next to my dying tree. I did not plant this tree, it was simply there.
The tree, planting, and events shown below.
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