Conversing With Coyote

Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2010

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, 2007

Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI 2005

Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ, 2003

Materials: prepared coyote specimen, wood with pine pitch, glass plates with topographic maps, handmade coyote scat cast with clay, hair, juniper berries, shoe polish

This installation explored a mythical pilgrimage I took with canis latrans, coyote, from Mount Kendrick, around the San Francisco Peaks to James Turrell's Roden Crater. For twelve days we walked and mainly talked about art. Pasted to each glass plate was a topographical map of the landscape we had walked through. Lying on each map was coyote's skat collected from the trip.