A site-specific installation at Art Awareness, Lexington, NY, June-September 1991. The installation was proposed and created to address the local environmental problem of over-development that threatens to pollute the watershed that feeds the reservoirs that supply New York City’s drinking water. On a broader scope, it questions our technological culture’s insensitivity to the environment and to the indigenous peoples who live in accordance with the earth.
This cul de sac community constructed around an existing pool/lake included: three fenced in plots of wild flowers surrounding a contemporary tipi with a satellite dish on top, and a portable toilet plumbed to the pool where three inflated rafts of garbage float. Centrally located inside each tipi was a television pointed upward illuminating the structure with flickering electronic light. Also emanating from the center tipi was an audiotape of local Native Americans telling creation myths and addressing contemporary issues.