Anabolic Monument
2006–2013
Downtown Los Angeles

The Anabolic Monument,  or “Cornhenge”, consisted of a large circle of decaying corn bales left over from the Not a Cornfield harvest. Farmlab was permitted by the Los Angeles State Historic Park to program activities within the boundaries of this work for the years that the bales were disintegrating. Many events, rituals, ceremonies, and residencies occurred at the Anabolic Monument. Over the years it became a place of healing and supported a biologically diverse cornucopia.

During Not a Cornfield, the indigenous people reconnected here on their ancestral home. Farmlab continued to support this for many years. Annual Ofrenda ceremony was held here. The space was enriched with spiritual energy and plants native to this site were cultivated. Many people where coached on how to make healing tonics and salves from these plants.

Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013
Anabolic Monument, 2006–2013