Lauren Bon

Since 2005 Ms. Bon has worked at the intersection of art and philanthropy. She employs "devices of wonder" to galvanize social and political transformation, which she continues to support through non-profit support that can underpin the momentum of her engagements. Her works include: "Not A Cornfield" (2005-2006), which turned a 32 acre brownfield in the historic center of Los Angeles into a State Park. "Strawberry Flag" (2009-2010), an aquaponic strawberry farm raised at an under-purposed property that was deeded to be a home for veterans in 1888, and which is currently being transformed into a shelter for homeless veterans. And "AgH20" (2007) a 240-mile work that aims at reconnecting Los Angeles with the elements that made it viable historically: silver and water, both mined from the mountains of the Owens Valley. This latter work is a time-based act of reconciliation. November 5, 2013 will mark one hundred years since the opening of the LA Aqueduct.