Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman
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 for heritage plants which produced local foods.
How does this project relate to this change as art? Engaged the local community in beautifying a desolate corner of an urban neighborhood. They created a mini-orchard with dozens of “antique” varieties of apples, and upon dismantling, the trees went to local schools and a neighborhood-organized park.
What makes this an artistic project? The concept was developed and managed by an environmental artist. It was a one year public installation for San Francisco Art Commission’s Market Street Art in Transit program.
Notes: For more information, please visit: http://www.steinmanstudio.com/publicart/urbanapple/index.html
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