This public dry garden is comprised of wooden sculptures representing some of California’s most abundant agricultural products. Each food sculpture is placed in a circle sized for its relative water footprint. While at first glance, it may seem that the almond is the thirstiest object and the tomato the least, the entire outer area represents a single serving of steak. The layout is based on the timeless proportions of Ryoan-ji, Japan’s famous zen rock garden.
Brett Snyder with Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler / Morris)
Plummer Park, West Hollywood, CA, 2016