120 Folsom St.

Temporary Garden—Ongoing Maintenance by Vanha Lam

February 1stMay 31st 2021

This project includes a web component:
Temporary Garden journal

In the middle of the city, amidst the commotion and acceleration of traffic and construction, there is a rock garden. Its presence is hidden and obscured from the street. The windows are covered by paper screens with the exception of openings positioned at different points, at different heights, and in different sizes inviting people to peer inside. The audience becomes an active participant in a drama unfolding — as they move from one portal to the next, their perspective changes.

120 Folsom St. Generously donated by MIRA SF; local support provided by The East Cut CBD.

Garden material donated by Peninsula Building Materials.

Production equipment donated by Little Giant Lighting and Grip.


1,273 sqft

The East Cut

About the artist

Vanha Lam lives and works in New York City.

Artist website