Portable Park lV = A Living Library Opens in Santa Monica, CA.

Portable Park lV – past, present, future = A Living Library by Bonnie Ora Sherk opened on January 29 at Santa Monica Place in Santa Monica, CA. as part of The Getty Public Art & Performance Festival and PST.  This multi-sensory, living sculpture landscape, replete with sounds of singing birds and crickets, served as both metaphor and actual design in the shape of The Flower Unfolding.  The fragrant piece, viewed from above or from ground level had multiple evergreen and deciduous fruit trees, rose bushes, herbs, vegetables, and flowers. 

The piece which was an update from the original work, Portable Parks l – lll from 1970, was developed in conjunction with the MFA Public Practice Program of Otis College of Art & Design, and Karen Moss, Curator and Acting Chair of Otis.  High School Students from the Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences led by Pam Posey made beautifully painted fruits and flowers that were added to the bare branches of the deciduos fruit trees and rose bushes and labels for the Herb Lanes.

See link to the The Getty Website:  
Portable Park IV: Past, Present, Future = A Living Library

Read a review from the Santa Monica Mirror:  Portable Park At Santa Monica Place Through Sunday

And, have a look at some pictures of the artwork.  People of all ages seemed to enjoy it ! We hope you do too !

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