petroglyphs national monument, albuquerque, new mexico

status : complete

This project examines environment and extensive development and sprawl, pulling our view back to view the approaching storm.

Examining infrastructure and encroachment, this project uses geo-tagging as a way to record spatial coordinates that, when connected, tag a message onto an area of ground.

GPS points were dropped within and around Petroglyph Estates, a cookie cutter creation of southwest suburban sprawl. This residential development abuts Petroglyph National Monument.

Petroglyph National Monument protects more than 24,000 petroglyphs carved into the volcanic rock in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The drawings and symbols were created 400 to 700 years ago, mostly by ancestors of today’s Pueblo people, with some later additional art by Spanish settlers. The site is one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America.

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