Jeff Cain     El Camino Real

Digital Nature

an evening of techno-botanical art in the garden

October 21 & 22nd from 6pm to 9 pm at the

Los Angles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden

On October 21 & 22nd 2016 Natural Discourse and the Los Angeles County Arboretum presented a spectacular evening of animation, light and sound in the garden. A group of acclaimed contemporary artists were invited to project their work onto the rich canvas of the botanical garden. With themes as diverse as invasive exotics, natural pigments, plant tropism and an ancient Chinese poem, these digital and video works explored the intersection of horticulture and technology. Sited within the Arboretum’s collections, the art created surprise and delight in one of LA’s most treasured public gardens.

Digital Nature was curated by Shirley Alexandra Watts

We thank our generous sponsors:  the Pasadena Art Alliance,   Los Angeles County Arts Commission,  Ralph Crispino Jr,  Marie Csete & John Doyle,  Cordelia Donnelly,  ​Francie Rehwald,  ​Joann Schwentker,  Andrea Testa-Vought​, Billy Watts, Harvey Fleming Watts Jr and FX Luminaire

Gail Wight    Hydraphilia

Kevin Cooley     Smog House

Sandra Osborne

The History of Trees

David Sullivan  Swamp Gas

Chris Doyle    In the Labyrinth

John Carpenter & Justin Shrake

Lagerstroemia indica

Rebecca Ruige Xu  Anatomy of a Poem

Courtney Egan  Sleepwalkers

(Night Blooming Cereus)

Jenny Yurshansky

Blacklisted: A Plant Allegory


Sasha Petrenko

Lessons from the Forest

(with nomadic Projection Unit #1)

Andrew McKee,  Nathanael Prunet & Shirley Watts

with thanks toSteve Craig

Still Life