LAND (LOS ANGELES NOMADIC DIVISION) PRESENTS FRITZ HAEG’S WILDFLOWERING L.A. SPRING BLOOM EXHIBITION AT THE SHED
Wildflowering L.A. is a native wildflower seed planting initiative throughout Los Angeles County by artist Fritz Haeg in collaboration with the Theodore Payne Foundation and 50 participating sites across Los Angeles County, curated and commissioned by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division).
Fifty diverse sites were selected from an open call based around public visibility and distribution across the county. Beginning in October 2013, soil preparation, seeding, and wildflower tending was demonstrated and one of four custom wildflower seed mixes was prescribed – Coastal, Flatlands, Hillside, and Roadside –inspired by Reyner Banham’s 1971 book, Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies, and sites were planted by participants during November, December, and January.
The 2013-14 growing season of the project was the driest on record, and many of the sites became visualizations of the changing climate. Growth unfolded uniquely for each site, with the final blooms representing the individual and site-specific combination of various factors, such as microclimate, soil quality, weed remediation, and geography.
Please join us for a spring bloom exhibition on April 26th and 27th from 12-6pm at THE SHED (1355 Lincoln Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103), hosted by La Loma Development Company.
The interactive exhibition will feature a large-scale map created by Fritz Haeg to visually depict the expanse of the 50 Wildflowering L.A. sites across Los Angeles County with clippings from project participants, projections of site photos, archival materials, and custom designed posters, along with conversations between project participants, special programs and talks throughout the day, and family activities for all ages related to native gardening. For additional information, please visit www.wildflowering.org.