31 colorful, towering plants make up the “Chiaozza Garden” art installation at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The large Dr. Seuss like structures are made of stucco and painted in bright pastel shades – pinks and oranges, blues and greens. Some of the gourd shapes are topped with tassels.
The installation’s name, Chiaozza, is a mashup of the last names of its two creators. Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza are Brooklyn-based artists. “We are very inspired by forms in the desert landscape,” the couple texted from the festival grounds. “The colors of the sculptures reference the dusty desert sunset – washed out colors during the day that glow in the evening.” They added, “It’s wonderful to see so many people being happy around the sculptures.”
I love public art!! If Coachella keeps showcasing art, I just may have to add it to my bucket list.