Artist Stephen Glassman wants you to look up. The Los Angeles-based artist is looking to create an urban air garden above the streets of L.A.
Right now the air garden is in the concept phase. If enough money is raised (Glassman is seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter), the City of Angels will be home to a floating garden of bamboo on an old billboard support above an on-ramp to Interstate 10 (see concept photo above). Even in a city like L.A. where anything goes, the garden would be sure to turn heads.
We spoke with the artist via email about his project. Much of Urban Air's inspiration can be traced to Glassman's childhood and the Northridge earthquake of 1994.
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"As a child I was deaf, and unable to hear," Glassman said. "I didn't learn to speak until I was nearly 5 years old. During this time I drew a lot, and felt as if I somehow succeeded in communicating anyway I absorbed the sensory information of my environment, but I was unable toRead More »from Artist seeks a garden in the sky