Indicators of Tread, 2017

Flagging tape provides us, often unconsciously, with the guidance required to seek individual and shared experiences in nature. Reinterpreting GPS coordinates taken on three distinct trails in Fundy National Park: Upper Salmon River, Tracey Lake, and East Branch, Indicators of Tread presents an interpretation of wayfinding. Each three-dimensional work is scaled down at 1:2000; representing accurate distances hiked, heading relative to North, position in the park, and altitude. The accompanying photographs allude to the process of identifying and recording individual trail markers, in turn highlighting the role these indicators have in prescribing a collective and unified experience of “nature” for park visitors.








Listed Works:
1. Tracey Lake Trail, pink flagging tape, plywood, wood dowels, graphite, pink fluorescent spray paint, acrylic spray varnish, 50 x 30 x 6 inches, 2017.
2. East Branch Trail, orange flagging tape, plywood, wood dowels, graphite, orange fluorescent spray paint, acrylic spray varnish, 42 x 24 x 6 inches, 2017.
3. Upper Salmon River Trail, yellow flagging tape, plywood, wood dowels, graphite, yellow fluorescent spray paint, acrylic spray varnish, 38 x 12 x 6 inches, 2017.
4. Flagging Tape Photo Grid, digital C-Print photographs, 43 x 79 inches, 2017.