1. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Branchlets of Araucaria heterophylla, no.1, 2016 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Zoe Crosher LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Branchlets of Araucaria heterophylla, no.1, 2016 Unique bronze cast 5.25 x 5.25 x 2.25 inches

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  2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Brachychiton no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Brachychiton no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 6 x 4 inches


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  3. Studio view, LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Studio view, LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

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  4. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.4 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.4, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 32 x 16 x 10 inches


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  5. Installation view, Salon No.13, Marine Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, Salon No.13, Marine Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  6. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.2, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 10 x 2 x 2 inches


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  7. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  8. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 11 x 2 x 2 inches


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  9. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.2, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 10 x 3 x 2 inches


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  10. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  11. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 9 x 3 x 2 inches


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  12. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.3 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.3, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 11 x 2 x 2 inches


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  13. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.7 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.7, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 11 x 2 x 1 inches


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  14. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics


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  15. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.6 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.6, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 10 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches


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  16. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.4 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.4, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 11 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches


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  17. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.5 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.5, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 9 x 1 x 1 inches


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  18. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  19. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015, various sizes

    Photo: Chris Adler
  20. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  21. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015

    Photo: Chris Adler
  22. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 2 x 1 inches

    Photo: Chris Adler

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  23. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.2, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 12 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches

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    Photo: Chris Adler

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  24. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.3 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.3, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 17 x 3 x 1 inches

    Photo: Chris Adler

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  25. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 16 x 9 x 3 inches

    NLA

    Photo: Chris Adler

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  26. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.2, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 14 x 5 x 2 inches


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  27. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.3 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.3, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 20.5 x 4 x 3 inches

    NLA


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  28. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Howea forsteriana no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Howea forsteriana no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 24.5 x 1 x .5 inches


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  29. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.8 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.8, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 9 x 1 x 1 inches


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  30. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephlartos no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephlartos no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 6 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches


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  31. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3 x 3 x 3 inches

    NLA


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  32. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.4 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.4, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3.5 x 3 x 3 inches

    NLA


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  33. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.2, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches

    NLA


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  34. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.3 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.3, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3.5 x 3 x 3 inches

    NLA


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  35. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.5 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.5, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3.5 x 3 x 3 inches

    NLA


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  36. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera grouping


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  37. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod no.1, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 2 x 2 x 1 inches


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  38. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod grouping


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  39. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping


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  40. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping


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  41. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed no.3 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed no.3, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3 x 2.5 x 1 inches

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  42. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed grouping, Unique bronze casts, Dimensions variable


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  43. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics


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LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics

“In LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (2015-2016), Zoe Crosher casts the sex organs of Lotusland’s exotic flowers. Opened to the public in 1933, the botanical garden originally belonged to “Madame Ganna Walska, a well-known Polish opera singer and socialite … whereby Madame (as she is known) spent the next forty-three years creating her ‘collection’ of exotic plants.”14 Crosher explores the garden as a site of collection, with particular archival practices that attend to constant, organic fluctuations. Plants are not static objects but live at a nexus of environmental and genetic factors. Inspired by photographic documentation, Crosher casts “the reproductive elements of exotic plants … that blossom prior to the end of their life cycle, preserving the ephemeral—and in some case rare and endangered—plant matter into bronze sculptures.” She uses a “lost wax” process, whereby the original plant material is destroyed. Though the resulting sculptures boast a more stable existence, they are void of potency, enduring instead as gilded and heavy afterimages of a flower’s fertility.”

- Caroline Picard, Imperceptibly and Slowly Opening, forthcoming from Green Lantern Press, September 2016

Courtesy of Lotusland, Yasmine Mohseni and Sam Zodeh

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  1. Project Images (36)
    1. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Branchlets of Araucaria heterophylla, no.1, 2016
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Brachychiton no.1
    3. Studio view, LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    4. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.4
    5. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.2
    6. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.1
    7. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.2
    8. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.1
    9. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.3
    10. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.7
    11. Unknown
    12. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.6
    13. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.4
    14. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.5
    15. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.1
    16. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.2
    17. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Vriesea sp no.3
    18. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.1
    19. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.2
    20. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Chamaedorea no.3
    21. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Howea forsteriana no.1
    22. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.8
    23. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephlartos no.1
    24. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.1
    25. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.4
    26. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.2
    27. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.3
    28. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.5
    29. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera grouping
    30. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod no.1
    31. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod grouping
    32. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping
    33. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping
    34. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed no.3
    35. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed grouping
    36. Unknown
  2. Installation Views (7)
    1. Installation view, Salon No.13, Marine Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    2. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    3. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    4. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    5. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    6. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
    7. Installation view, LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, September 2015
  3. Related Press
    1. Exhibit | Zoe Crosher: Prospecting Palm Fronds, by Alicia Eler - Crave (2015) The artist's solo exhibition at LAX Art evokes a Duchamp-ian conceptualism mixed with the inevitably glam history of the palm tree and Los Angeles.
    2. Did You Know LA's Palm Trees Are Dying? This Artist is Bronzing Them - The Huffington Post (2015) Zoe Crosher: It's an amazing crisis that Los Angeles has on its hands--many of the palm trees that dot the landscape and have come to iconically symbolize Southern California are nearing the end of their natural lifespan and are literally dying/disappearing.
    3. LA-Like: An Interview with Zoe Crosher, by Sarah Murkett - MutualArt (2015) With an exhibition that just opened at the new Hollywood home of not-for-profit art initiative LAXART, MutualArt checked in with Los Angeles-based artist Zoe Crosher to discuss her two recently unveiled projects
    4. The lowly palm frond, all dressed up in Zoe Crosher's show at LAXART, by Sharon Mizota - LA Times (2015) At LAXART, Zoe Crosher takes that most ubiquitous and iconic L.A. debris — the palm frond — and turns it into sculpture.
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    2. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    3. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    4. LA-LIKE: Fools Gold Dust (Mimic) Paintings
    5. LA-LIKE: Day For Night (or Sunlight As Spotlight)
    6. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, in conjunction with LAND
    7. Shangri-LA'd & Expanded Shangri-LA'd
    8. LA-LIKE: Mirage
    9. LA-LIKE: Composition I-10, Desert Center
    10. The Manifest Destiny Billboard Perfume
    11. LA Disappearing Frond-Like
    12. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific
    13. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Dessert Concepts & Recipes
    14. For An Evening with Eve Babitz, at the Chateau Marmont
    15. LA-LIKE: LAXART Billboard
    16. The Pools I Shot
    17. LA-LIKE
    18. LA-LIKE (LOST)
    19. Tear Sheet Posters
  • The Michelle duBois Project
    1. The Additive Dust Series
    2. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. Silhouetted
    7. The Uniqued Series
    8. All Her Shadows
    9. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    10. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    11. Almost the Same
    12. The Unveiling of Michelle duBois
    13. The Unraveling of Michelle duBois
    14. Obfuscated
    15. The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois
    16. Polaroided
    17. Posed Postcards
  • Out The Window (LAX)
  • The Santa Cruz Kids
  • The Fainting Club
    1. The Fainting Club (London)
    2. The Fainting Club (New York)
    3. The Fainting Club (Los Angeles)
    4. The Fainting Club (More Cities)
    5. The Fainting Club (About)
  • Publications
    1. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    2. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    3. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    4. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    5. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    6. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    7. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    8. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    11. NTNTNT (2004)
    12. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002