Tag Archive for urban greening

Time Landscape, by Alan Sonfist

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Artist: Alan Sonfist Title: Time Landscape Year created: 1965 (concept) – unveiled 1978 Location: New York City, USA Materials: Plants that were native to this area in pre-colonial times. What is the piece’s impact? “Sonfist and local community members used a palette of native…

Wheatfield: A Confrontation, by Agnes Denes

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Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Wheatfield: A Confrontation Year created: 1982 Location: New York City, USA Materials: A wheat field, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed an brownfield site into a wheat field for one agricultural…

Urban Apple Orchard, by Susan Leibovitz Steinman

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Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman Title: Food for Thought: Urban Apple Orchard Year created: 1994-1995 Location: San Francisco, USA Materials: Salvaged tires, recycled concrete gravel, eleven different “antique” apple trees, salvaged tree limbs. What is the piece’s impact? It reclaimed a desolate urban space…

Not a Cornfield, by Lauren Bon

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Artist: Lauren Bon Title:  Not a Cornfield Year created: 2005-2006 Location: Los Angeles, USA Materials: A corn field, website, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed a 32-acre industrial brownfield site into a cornfield for one…

Edible Garden, by Nils Norman

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Artist: Nils Norman Title: Edible Park  Year created: Started in 2009, opened 2010. Location:  City farm Herweijerhoeve in Zuiderpark, The Hague, Holland Materials: Plants, permaculture, small building. What is the piece’s impact? Led to the creation of two food gardens and a space…

Seed Bombing the Landscape, by Kathryn Miller

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Artist: Kathryn Miller Title: Seed Bombing the Landscape Year created: 1992-2001 Location: Santa Barbara, California Materials: clay, compost and local seeds. What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the growth of many seedlings. During exhibitions, seed bombs were made available for others to…

Mandela Artscape, by Susan Leibovitz Steinman

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Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman Title: Mandela Artscape   Year created: 1998-1999 Location: West Oakland, USA Materials: Used freeway materials and (mostly) native California. plants. What is the piece’s impact? The project was rooted in a quest to create local jobs, develop new skills and training. It resulted in…