Los Angeles based artist Stephen Glassman has this great idea to turn old Billboards into lushy gardens. The artist wants to create living cloud forests and by doing this creating some breathing space for the car-drivers . For URBANFLORA only one thing is important ” more green in the city” and this is another example of innovative thinking to bring nature into the urban living areas.
The old commercial signs are first removed and special architectural planters are installed . A water-irrigation-system takes care of the plants. Artist Glassman has years of experience in working with Bamboo as a base for his artworks . The whole system can be rolled out in any place in the world.
About the Artist-Designer ;
LA-based sculptor Stephen Glassman first caught international attention in the early 1990’s when he began creating freeform, large-scale bamboo installations in urban sites devastated by the Rodney King Riots, Malibu Fires and Northridge Quake. These works became local community symbols of resiliency as well as a springboard for the permanent, award winning projects he creates today — art for art’s sake in a social context. Urban Air sprung directly from those siteworks. Immediately upon its debut, the tangibility of Urban Air inspired the collaboration of key vanguard professionals committed to achieve it as a reality. Urban Air achieved global recognition in 2011 with the winning of a London International Creativity Award.