2 Weeks, 2006

installation of drawings

Medanales, NM

While staying on a mesa top in Northern New Mexico a drawing was made every day for two weeks. Mixed from local clay -- the same mud of which the house was built -- the cumulative drawings became a calendar and a record of the place. After two weeks, the drawings were strung together and hung between the well house and the windmill connecting wind, earth, and water.

 

Left to the elements, the intention was for them to eventually degrade back into the earth. After leaving the mesa, I received a package in the mail; a friend had found the drawings scattered around the desert and sent them with a note reading, "I couldn't let them go."

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