Where can we go to see plants in Riverside?
I heard someone say this at an event last year. I did not respond to the woman who was thinking this aloud. I only wondered why, in a park setting, she did not see the plants around her. Why did she think it was necessary to go somewhere specific to see plants?
Her question confirmed observations I had made and validated my plans for 2014 and Plants, Life, Riverside, an ongoing exploration of plants within the city limits of Riverside, CA.
This project is about awareness and local history.
It’s about plants and people.
It’s about botany that is accessible, digestible and curbside.
It’s about ArtPlantae living its mission aloud — encouraging an interest in plants, connecting people and exploring drawing as a learning tool.
It’s also about appreciating plants and how they contribute to life, no matter where you are.
Where are the plants in this urban landscape?