Urban Forestry, 2011

My project entitled “Urban Forestry, 2011” is a multi-media project that documents the palm trees that populate the Southern California urban landscape. The project is a continuation of “Urban Forestry, 2009” which focuses on overgrown ficus trees in Los Angeles.

The project consists of two elements:

1. A series of color photographs of palm trees (mostly Washingtonia robusta, a.k.a. Mexican Fan Palm) found along Wilshire Boulevard, one of the major cross-town boulevards in Los Angeles. There are a total of fifteen 20” x 24” color photographs in this series.

2. A series of video clips that document the palm trees in thirty different locations along Wilshire Boulevard. It is thirty minutes long and will be projected on the wall.