Channel- A Cartography of Thirst, 2019, Adobe earth and vinyl, 20' W X 36' L

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019

Photo by Scott Bauer

Channel- A Cartography of Thirst, 2019, Adobe earth and vinyl, 20' W X 36' L

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019

Photo by Scott Bauer

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019

Photo by Scott Bauer

CHANNEL, 2018, TRT: 7:43, Filmed in the Santa Fe River in Aqua Fría, NM, sound design by Luz Fleming

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019

Photo by Scott Bauer

Land Form III- Mother Ditch (diptych), 2019, Handmade adobe and graphite on paper, 40"W X 52" T

Photo by Scott Bauer

I Am You / Or You Are Me (diptych), 2018

Handmade adobe, inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, and graphite on paper, 40"W X 26" T each

Photo by Scott Bauer

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019  Photo by Scott Bauer

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019

Photo by Scott Bauer

Llanito, 2018, Handmade adobe, inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, and graphite on paper, 40"W X 26" T

Photo by Scott Bauer

Gestures of Labor- Through the Lens of Anthropology- A conversation with Anthropologist Dr. Donatella Davanzo

Photos by Dr. Donatella Davanzo

Installation view for CHANNEL, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center , 2019, Photo by Scott Bauer

Labor (set of 8 photographs), digital prints on Hahnemühle paper mounted on dibond, 12H X 8W inches each, 2019

People featured in photographs are unrecorded

 
 

CHANNEL is a multi-media project initiated during a Water Rights themed residency at The Santa Fe Art InstituteThe project draws upon the multiple uses of the homonymic word to create a passage of sculpture, video, and sound that addresses the complex relationship between Hispanic and Native agrarian histories with current riparian rights and land uses. Research about ancient water democracies called Acequias, which continue to exist in New Mexico presently, was expanded through conversations, interviews, and site visits during my residency. The subject provided a very important opportunity to look deeper into my own Native and Hispanic heritage that extends specifically from the region of northern New Mexico ( Cuba, El Llanito, and Bernalillo). My experience and research was presented at The New School in 2017 for a symposium titled Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial .  The paper is titled Sharing Scarcity: Why The Ancient Ethos of Hispanic Water Democracies Matters Today (PDF link).