Art is alive and well at LAX. Among the 11 large-scale installations and travel-themed artworks from 45 Los Angeles artists, Jorge Oswaldo created a site-specific social media experiment using a backdrop of eight playful and colorful canvases inspired by California poppies. The installation, which encourages audience participation, is a play on the tradition of giving loved ones flowers at the airport. Step one: Snap a pic of you and/or the flowers. Step two: Upload it to your favorite social media platform (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) using the hashtag #LAXPOPPIES. Voilá! You now have not only passed some time while waiting at the airport but you've also contributed to an ongoing, collective chronicle of shared public memories. Think Andy Warhol for Generation Y. (The exhibit runs through December 2014 but may go longer, and the photos will live on at laxpoppies.com). Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 1, Baggage Claim, Westchester. —Amy T. Shuster
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