Ellen Birrell is an artist, lemon farmer and writer. She is a Co-founder, Publisher and editor of X-TRA, a Contemporary Art Quarterly, currently the longest running art magazine published in Los Angeles. Founded by visual artists in Los Angeles fifteen years ago, X-TRA is celebrating this anniversary by an entire redesign of both its print and web forms. You can find the magazine and subscription information online at www.x-traonline.org. Since moving to a lemon farm in 2005, Birrell has been photographing and casting the extraordinary lemons she grows and writing about farming. She has served on the faculty at CalArts since 1991.