"On the road. Please help. Thanks."
This phrase comes from an abandoned handwritten sign found on the side of a highway in Boulder, CO. This inspired much of the early work of Fallen Fruit.
Everyday Object, Wooden Spoon
'On the road. Please help. Thanks.'
Laser etched wood spoon
FALLEN FRUIT (David Burns and Austin Young)
open edition, 2016
Fallen Fruit is an art collaboration originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work. Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. By always working with fruit as a material or media, the catalogue of projects and works reimagine public interactions with the margins of urban space, systems of community and narrative real-time experience. Fallen Fruit’s visual work includes an ongoing series of narrative photographs, wallpapers, everyday objects and video works that explore the social and political implications of our relationship to fruit and world around us. Recent curatorial projects reindex the social and historical complexities of museums and archives by re-installing permanent collections through syntactical relationships about public space.