Artist Stephen Glassman wants to create an ‘Urban Air Garden‘ in Los Angeles, planting bamboo across an old cantilevered billboard display, left from the 1994 earthquake.
It’s a beautiful project and, of course, brings to mind that great Ogden Nash poem:
I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.
Glassman says “Part of my impulse is to create a crack in the skyline with something alive, beautiful, and meaningful.” He uses bamboo as it is “light and supple yet strong and structural”. Glassman is raising $100K for his project through Kickstarter.