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Understories I: Bridge
In the fall of 2007 I spent a month as an artist-in-residence at the Center D’Art I Natura in Farrera Spain, a remote medieval village (population 25) in the Pyrenees Mountains. The program offers artists and ecologists access to a diverse alpine landscape and encourages site-reactive projects that explore a direct interaction with the natural environment.

During my residency the bulk of my time was divided between the studio and a steep gully flanked by birch trees and crossed by an old stone bridge. Daily treks allowed for experimentation and small studies, which informed the creation of my final installation. The project examined trails, paths and overpasses, as conduits for human intervention —passageways that allow us to access extreme, often treacherous wild landscapes that would otherwise go unacknowledged, and undisturbed.