Pile 2 patio is a piece by artist Maru García that explores the materiality and community-building qualities of a mulch pile. For one day only, 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus will have a giant mulch sculpture in the parking lot on Saturday, April 23 from 11 am to 3 pm as part of the exhibition Radical Propagations, on view at 18th Street’s Propeller Gallery.
This interactive and evolving piece will invite the public to modify the sculpture by taking mulch to their homes. As each person takes their part, the pile will change shape throughout the day. Once planted in each participant’s garden, the organic sculpture will take another form, transforming each garden into an active part of this exhibition and community.
This organic sculpture wants to put Soil physically and conceptually at the center of the conversation. Soil is more than just dirt. It is the foundation for healthy ecosystems and plays an important role in sustaining life.
18th Street Arts Center | Parking Lot | 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405