katarina jerinic
studies in geology
proposals for...(temporary projects)
one step is 3.6 million miles
about
collaborations and contributions
sidewalk drawings
SIDEWALK DRAWINGS
signs and landmarks
the limits of topography
SIGNS AND LANDMARKS
THE LIMITS OF TOPOGRAPHY
neighborhood maps
here and there
erratic monument
VISITOR CENTER FOR ERRATIC MONUMENTS
HERE AND THERE
NEIGHBORHOOD MAPS
street signs became flags that mark mountaintops
STREET SIGNS BECAME FLAGS THAT MARK MOUNTAINTOPS

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part public earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

 

BEAUTIFICATION THIS SITE
BEAUTIFICATION THIS SITE

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BEAUTIFICATION THIS SITE: observations
BEAUTIFICATION THIS SITE: aspirations
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observations
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aspirations
situations

Beautified Landscape
2013
40 x 60 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

A Sculpture Made By My Efforts
2014
20 x 30 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Self-portrait Picking Up Other People's Trash
2012
20 x 30 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

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Field Study #4
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #3
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #9
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #10
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #17
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #7
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #12
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #6
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #13
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Field Study #20
2014
18 x 24 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

PSA for Passers-by #1
2012
20 x 30 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Contribution From Anonymous Collaborator
2012
20 x 30 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

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This is EXIT 30
2015
15 x 15 x 2 inches
printed Google Earth map, postcards in plastic bin

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

PSA for Passers-by #2 (video still)
2014
57 seconds
digital video
watch on Vimeo

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Artist's Rendering
2012
8 x 10 inches
archival inkjet print with acrylic paint

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Possible Poppies
2013
6 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches
archival inkjet print with acrylic paint

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Winter Landscape
2014
12 x 16 inches
collaged archival inkjet prints

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Spring Landscape
2014
12 x 16 inches
collaged archival inkjet prints

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Summer Landscape
2014
12 x 16 inches
collaged archival inkjet prints

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Fall Landscape
2014
12 x 16 inches
collaged archival inkjet prints

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Weedfield: A Confrontation (After Agnes Denes)
2015
13 x 18 inches
archival inkjet print

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30: Rearview Mirror Displacement (FRONT)
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper
text by Robert Smithson

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30: Rearview Mirror Displacement (BACK)
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper
text by Robert Smithson

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30: New Year's Day (FRONT)
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper
text by Katarina Jerinic

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30: New Year's Day (BACK)
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper
text by Katarina Jerinic

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30: Left Alone Landscapes (FRONT)
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper
text by John Muir

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30: Left Alone Landscapes (BACK)
2015
3 folded pamphlets in a slip case, 13 x 19 inches each unfolded
inkjet prints, paper
text by John Muir

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

EXIT 30
2015
4 x 6 inches
digital offset print postcard

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

New Year's Day
2013
I held a small ceremony on New Year's Day 2013 to dedicate my newly installed, standard issue DOT sign. The speech I wrote and gave is as follows:

"To all who come to this leftover space, or even just pass it by as you exit the highway: welcome.

"We are here today to greet a sign, a sign that in turn will greet all who pass this way en route to somewhere else. But of course, this is more than merely a sign, as this land itself is more than just a dumping ground for empty hot sauce packets, bottles of pee, styrofoam packing peanuts, bits of paper, and plastic bags brought by that most careless of passers-by, the wind. And by other careless passers-by. This is a sculpture made from the seemingly endless labor of picking up trash and mowing the grass. Labor that began in the fall and that will continue over the coming year and in all the coming years by those who dedicate themselves and their efforts to the Adopt-A-Highway Program and answer its charge to clean and beautify the arterial highways of our great City and our great Nation.

"Flowers will bloom here.

"In the words of Miriam from the Department of Transportation, as told to me in an email this past October: "I have been notified by my supervisor that the sign crews have assured her that the volunteer signs will be installed soon." Well, ladies and gentlemen, it seems that soon–that promise of a future just around the corner, a hope almost within our grasp–soon is upon us. Soon has arrived. Soon is today. Soon is 2013.

"Happy New Year."

 

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

New Year's Day
2013
I held a small ceremony on New Year's Day 2013 to dedicate my newly installed, standard issue DOT sign. I later made and left a flier onsite with the speech I wrote and gave that day. It reads as follows:

"To all who come to this leftover space, or even just pass it by as you exit the highway: welcome.

"We are here today to greet a sign, a sign that in turn will greet all who pass this way en route to somewhere else. But of course, this is more than merely a sign, as this land itself is more than just a dumping ground for empty hot sauce packets, bottles of pee, styrofoam packing peanuts, bits of paper, and plastic bags brought by that most careless of passers-by, the wind. And by other careless passers-by. This is a sculpture made from the seemingly endless labor of picking up trash and mowing the grass. Labor that began in the fall and that will continue over the coming year and in all the coming years by those who dedicate themselves and their efforts to the Adopt-A-Highway Program and answer its charge to clean and beautify the arterial highways of our great City and our great Nation.

"Flowers will bloom here.

"In the words of Miriam from the Department of Transportation, as told to me in an email this past October: "I have been notified by my supervisor that the sign crews have assured her that the volunteer signs will be installed soon." Well, ladies and gentlemen, it seems that soon–that promise of a future just around the corner, a hope almost within our grasp–soon is upon us. Soon has arrived. Soon is today. Soon is 2013.

"Happy New Year."

 

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Beautification This Site Visit
2013
Documentation from tour/event at the site 24 signs spread across the site, plastic garden signs with inkjet prints

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Drive-by Movie: A Slideshow for Passers-by About What
They Leave Behind on Their Way to Some Place Else

2014
During rush hour traffic one evening, I projected images of garbage collected on site for drivers stuck at the traffic light.

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

Use Values: Re/Imagining Urban Waste
2015
Use Values was a 2-part workshop done in collaboration with Zena Bibler and Juliette Spertus and presented by iLAND as part of their iLANDing Laboratory series. For more info: http://usevalues.tumblr.com/

Beautification This Site centers on a leftover piece of the landscape I acquired through the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. It’s located at exit 30 off the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, carved out between a highway exit ramp and a congested Brooklyn street. Part earthwork, part self-assigned residency, the project calls attention to the land itself and ways it is shaped by urban bureaucratic and natural forces, passers-by, and my own endless efforts picking up trash, pulling weeds, and cutting the grass.

CLOUD SHADOWS AND DRIFTING VAPORS