Fallen Fruit Exhibit Opens at Windward

If you've stepped foot on campus since the start of school, by now you have probably noticed some pretty cool wallpaper displayed throughout Windward's facilities. So what exactly is going on? 

The wallpaper is part of the Visual and Media Arts Department's new Curator in Residence Program, which pairs local artists with Windward students.

This year's exhibition, Fruit Punch, was curated by Los Angeles artists David Burns and Austin Young as part of  Fallen Fruit.

Fallen Fruit is a collaborative art project that began in Los Angeles in 2004 by mapping “public fruit” – fruit that grows on or over public property. Projects include diverse site-specific artworks that embrace public participation. 

Fallen Fruit was originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Click here to learn more about the project.   

Fallen Fruit's 2015 exhibition, Fruit Punch, incorporates student work from the following Visual and Media Arts classes:

Film 1,2,3
MS Media Arts
US Media Arts
US Animation 1,2
Media Arts Core
Graphic Design 1,2
Photography 2
Interdisciplinary Studio 1,2,3
Sculpture and 3D Design 1
Studio 2,3
7th Grade Painting and Drawing

The artists from Fallen Fruit worked with students throughout the month to incorporate their art pieces into the exhibition. 

A baby fruit tree acted as the focal point of the space, in addition to student art pieces, which were prominently displayed. The artists planted the fruit tree on campus after the exhibit was over. 

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Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.