Located in the terminal’s meet and greet area, #LAXPOPPIES is a playful twist on the tradition of greeting a loved one at the airport with flowers. Consisting of eight bold, eye catching, and brilliantly colored canvases depicting poppies, this site-specific installation reinterprets the tradition of greeting a loved one at the airport with a bouquet of flowers for the age of social media, inviting travelers to pose in front of the poppy “backdrops” and share their photos through social media streams like Instagram and Twitter using the exhibit’s hashtag title. Oswaldo conceived of #LAXPOPPIES as an experiment, in the hopes that individuals would document and share their personal moments at the airport, thereby contributing to an ongoing, collective chronicle of memories. On this site is a small handful collected hashtags.
Jorge Oswaldo was born in El Salvador in 1979. He splits his time as a fine artist and and full-time graphic designer for the Stüssy, Inc. His artworks are produced in his Los Angeles studio.
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