Thursday, December 6, 2012

"The Food Forest"
8' x 7' x 5'

My sculpture for the ARTcycle exhibited during Art Basel is called "The Food Forest." It will be exhibited during Art Basel at GAB Studios, 105 NW 23 Street, Wynwood.

Although ARTcycle is bringing awareness to bicycle safety, I wanted to take one step further and bring awareness to the need to plant food in public spaces as well.

Food forests are vertical garden ecosystems planted in layers starting with edible fruit  trees as the top layer down to smaller berry shrubs and herbs in the lower layers. Food Forests are important because they help restore the health and abundance of land by saving energy, soil, water and resources. It is a sustainable approach to the long-term needs of land while providing food and food education to the local community.

Bring your bike or rent one from Deco Bike!

In Wynwood, we will have bicycle tours departing daily at noon from Fountain Art Fair, 2505 N. Miami Ave. that will take touring bicyclists gallery to gallery without having to look for a single parking space! 

ARTcycle was curated by Tachi Llamas and Giselle Delagdo to raise awareness for riders as well as drivers to education the community to make the healthy alternative of cycling safer for everyone. The money raised from the sale of all fifteen of the sculptures will go to Green Mobility Network's Safe Streets Miami educational programs to reduce the number of bike-related accidents and fatalities that occur in our city every year.

Please go to to see the route and map of sculpture locations. 

Thank you to All4Cycling for sponsoring my work and bringing health and bicycle safety to our community.