Client: Los Angeles County Arboretum
Location: Arcadia, CA, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $25,000
The Los Angeles County Arboretum
Smog House is a site specific installation in response to the historical use of this greenhouse as a place to study the effects on plant growth of lead and smog from the adjacent Pasadena Freeway. Video projections of blue skies and cumulus clouds struggle to be seen though a thick layer of artificial fog inside the disused structure, much like the pure blue sky struggles against the smoggy haze on any given day in Los Angeles.