Belong, 2020

trash collected on the preserve, found fencing
10’x 3’

Pandemic visitors who had little regard for the restoration processes in progress on the land preserve where I live. Their trampling and leaving trash caused much damage. To protect it, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy had to close the preserve on weekends at that time. I elected to work with the conservancy and use its trailhead for a site-specific installation, when invited to participate in Joyride Ojai, an outdoor exhibition viewable from cars. A popular community area, the day and night presence of the word ‘Belong’ generated lots of conversations.