Occupying Memory
Mojave National Preserve Visitor Center Kelso, CA
(following a National Park Service artist residency)
Objects and installation made from garbage and other discarded items found in the high desert of Southern California and near my home at the time in Boston. Baskets created for the purposes of learning coiling and twining - two universally-practiced basketry techniques. My research there consisted of visits to the Chemehuevi and CRIT reservations, where basketmaking communities still practice traditional techniques. This project continues, stay tuned for further developments. Thank you to Leroy Fisher, Sugie Fisher, Weeji Claw, Abby Eddy, and Anna Ochoa for their support.