Appreciating the unloved; environmental seeing & learning, natural and otherwise:
A park has been dedicated to a woman who befriended the homeless, loved low desert “scrub” (common creosote), and organized the neighborhood to rebuild a local desert park.
Four sculptures are created by perfecting greatly enlarged minuscule parts of creosote flowers, leaves, seeds, and buds. Bronze sculptures appear along a tertiary but heavily utilized desert path through the park.
Text is added describing amazing attributes of the plant, such as its ability to produce 30 million flowers in a life span, and how its resin is being tested to cure cancer and HIV.
(Photography by Matthew Salenger.)