Strawberry Flag

Strawberry Flag

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This artwork raises the American flag on the underused quad at 205, 208, 209, using resources completely independent of the VA Hospital. The strawberries that are growing here using aquaponics were rescued from a farm in Whittier, the water has been drawn from the Los Angeles River and is amended by live fish. The project is powered by solar energy and by people charging batteries connected to stationary bicycles. Lauren Bon/Metabolic Studio is working on this piece with both veterans and professionals at the hospital. It is dedicated to the men and women in service to our country. The Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation, funds Strawberry Flag.
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