1. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed no.5 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

    LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Lepidozamia peroffskyana seed no.5, 2015, Unique bronze cast, 3.5 x 2.5 x 1 inches


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii seed grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  3. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.5 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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

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    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  4. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephlartos no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  5. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.8 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  6. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.5 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  7. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.4 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  8. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.6 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  9. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.7 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  10. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.3 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  11. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  12. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Aechmea no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  13. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  14. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Bromeliad no.2 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  15. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Nelumbo nucifera no.4 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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

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    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  16. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Encephalartos whitelockii pod grouping LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

  17. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (Lotusland) Brachychiton no.1 LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

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


    ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ZOE CROSHER 2017

LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019

A publication inspired by a residency project at Lotusland, envisioned and supported by Yasmine Mohseni and Sam Zodeh, this forthcoming publication presents the fruits of these endeavors, published by X Artists’ Books in Los Angeles.

“In LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics (2015-2017), 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

 
Projects
  • The New LA-LIKE
    1. LA-LIKE: Prospecting Palm Fronds
    2. LA-LIKE: Escaped Exotics
    3. LA-LIKE: Unlit Lightboxes
    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 Uniqued Series
    2. The Additive Dust Series
    3. Mae Wested
    4. The Disbanding of Michelle duBois
    5. The Vanishing of Michelle duBois
    6. The Disappearing of Michelle duBois
    7. The Other Disappeared Nurse
    8. Silhouetted
    9. All Her Shadows
    10. Blackened Last Four Days & Nights in Tokyo
    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: Escaped Exotics / The Bronzed Blossoms of Lotusland, published by X Artists' Books, Forthcoming Fall 2019
    2. The Good & The Glamorous, A Memoir of Misremembering & The Cold War, Forthcoming Summer 2018
    3. LA-LIKE: Transgressing the Pacific, Published by Hesse Presse, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2016 (Sold Out)
    4. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (May 2015) Published by Metropolis Books
    5. Forthcoming: The Re-duBois Book
    6. Returning to Berlin / Publication curated by Kim Schoen - Motto, Berlin (August 2013)
    7. Why Art Photography? by Lucy Soutter (2013) Published by Routelage
    8. Volume 4: The Disappearance of Michelle duBois, aka *Mitchi* (Fall 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    9. Volume 3: The Unveiling of Michelle duBois, aka *Cricket* (Spring 2012) Published by Aperture Ideas
    10. Volume 2: The Unraveling of Michelle duBois, aka *Alice Johnson* (Fall 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    11. Volume 1: The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle duBois, aka *Kathy* (Spring 2011) Published by Aperture Ideas
    12. Out the Window (LAX) with essays by Norman Klein, Pico Iyer, & Julian Meyers (2007)
    13. NTNTNT (2004)
    14. L.A. Now: Volume One, Published by Art Center College of Design, August 2002