Bamboo Billboard Beautifies – And Cleans – Los Angeles Freeway
November 6, 2012
Traffic is Public Enemy #1 in Los Angeles, probably followed by smoggy skies. Thankfully, local sculptor Stephen Glassman has created a gorgeous solution to both issues with his bamboo billboard! Named “Urban Air,” Glassman’s award-winning project trades a traditional billboard for a suspended bamboo garden, complete with pod misters that not only water the plants but create a neat cloud effect. The bamboo billboard brightens up the highway while also helping to clean LA’s notorious smoggy air. Read more!
Glassman is a bamboo aficionado, having worked with the plant for decades. He recently won the 2011 London International Creativity Award and gained support from the LA-based Summit Media to build a bamboo-billboard prototype along one of the city’s busiest freeways. Glassman hopes the project’s success and popularity will help fund additional DIY kits so other cities and artists can follow suit.
Photos: courtesy of Urban Air