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Cheryl Walker
Clover Fields, 2001
rose clover
Fresh Art (September 22 – November 25, 2001) in Clover Park

Clover Fields is a multi-sited earthwork installation of three three-leaf and one four-leaf clover-shaped areas planted with Hykon Rose Clover (trifolium hirtum) around the perimeter of Clover Park. Historically, before Clover Park was created, the Douglas Aircraft Plant was active on this site in the 1930's and 40's. Before Santa Monica Airport was built, airplanes landed in a clover field which is now a paved runway. Planting clover "in the clover" is a wish for prosperity and pleasant circumstances for park visitors of every age, class, gender, race, and culture.    
-Cheryl Walker, September 2001 
Fresh Art was a temporary public art program directed expressly to those artists who lived and/or worked in Santa Monica and had little or no public art experience. Four site specific works were selected for temporary placement in a Santa Monica Park annually in the fall with applications available the preceding spring. Proposals were selected by a panel of professional artists and arts administrators based on their artistic merit, potential to engage the specific community and neighborhood in which they were sited, how they reflected the diversity found within the Santa Monica community and how responsive they would be to the physical and/or cultural context of the site. Proposals were required to be for original works which had never before been exhibited.
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