SUNFAIR DRY LAKE BED

As a resident at Andrea Zittel's Wagon Station Encampment, I explored the local landscape of Joshua Tree and spent a great deal of my time in the nearby Sunfair Dry Lake Bed. In the desert, the movement of a single rock can seem momentous, as so much goes untouched by human hands in that climate. The Sunfair Dry Lake Bed is owned by the Bureau of Land Management and is effectively a relatively lawless place. It's one of the only places in the valley that off-roading is still legal, and camping is free. Accordingly, the trash build-up in the area is high. I created assemblage work using materials found in the Dry Lake Bed and recorded the coordinates of each sculpture, which I will revisit in 2017 and assess the natural world's affects on human intervention in the desert climate.