Sunday, June 20, 2010


Earlier this year, an artist planted in each dirt tower: black sage, California bush sunflower, deerweed, sticky monkeyflower, blue-eyed grass, California buttercup, and California poppy. It was supposed to all grow and flourish.

Guess this little art installation didn't really work out as everything looked dry and dead. This is how it looked back in May so I need to get back down there again and check it out.

From the artist's old website that is not online anymore..."Located at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, Monument to the Towers (Downtown/ Debs Park) is created from dirt, branches and plants found in the park can be seen as changing monuments, an abstract representation of downtown LA (which is visible from this site), or as a stand-ins for children (who often play in this area of the park)."

Better luck next time. Glad someone is at least trying their hand at natural art.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, unfortunately she installed these at THE END of our rainy season. They would have done much better if done earlier or in a wetter clime. They pretty much have to be constantly wet to produce. Even with every day watering the one in Highland Park's community garden, not one seed has sprouted. Hopefully, by January we will see some growth.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010  
Blogger Above the City said...

Oh yeah I see it now, thanks for the link.

Not hating on the artist at all, just wish it would have worked out.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010  
Blogger Pasadena Adjacent said...

They're still beautiful forms. Like exotic ant hills in a faraway land

Wednesday, June 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing I like about these is that there are a few other towers viewable....The Audubon Center's tower, Southwest Museum's tower, and those towers downtown....

Wednesday, July 07, 2010  

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