Belong, 2020

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

The pandemic brought with it new 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.