Set of "The Arrangement"
florist reality/competition TV show
Yes, and. Planted walls can match the furniture, and provide transformative, inspirational, esoteric experience, and also fresh air (literally). Living walls are now qualifying for 1% For Art grants and other incentives, as noted below.
Metropolis Magazine highlighted Habitat Horticulture's Oakland, California living wall, titled "Urban Ecotones." This wall was commissioned for the lobby of a new office building.
"Shorenstein (the developer) received financial credit for installing Urban Ecotones as a public artwork, making it the first living wall to earn that designation in the United States."
(May 2020 issue, "AMENITY, Natural Canvas" by Lydia Lee, p. 32)
Stephanie designed and planted this wall at Armstrong Gardens' headquarters.
2020 Performance, Long Beach, CA
Time Lapse footage of installation. Petals scatter and spread during gallery opening.
Found logs, drilled and connected with dowels, were arranged and reconfigured regularly for several weeks.
Installed in the Academic Quad at Wellesley College in 1991.
Red Flower #3, 1996
plastic wrap, wire, plastic dip
5" x 14"
I am a Los Angeles based artist and designer who works with plants, both literally and figuratively. My art practice explores the figurative and formal qualities of plants as objects, the relationship of artificial materials and natural forms, and larger environmental and systemic issues including plastic waste and climate change.
Stephanie holds an MFA (Claremont Graduate University) and FAPLD standing and is an active member of the BITE Art Collective.
PERFORMANCE & INSTALLATION
In 2020, I performed "Blowing" at Long Beach City College, a variation on Richard Serra's "Splashing" performance series.
Using metal, plastic and plaster, I sculpt abstract shapes inspired by trees, flowers and flower petals.
I worked with Woolly Pockets (now WallyGro) while they were developing their first line of products and building their brand. I traveled to garden and trade shows, planting living walls and working with Green Industry professionals across the country for event, marketing and industry displays.