What’s Real? Green River, Utah and Beyond

Seen from the highway, Andrew Roger’s land art pieces–Ratio and Elementals:

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https://rogerdhansen.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/elements-new-monumental-artwork-in-green-river-ut/

In the Tamarisk Restaurant, a representation of Ratio:

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In parking lots, a little low rent stone sculpture:

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A town of melons, but not the season for fruit:

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Extraordinary Barrier Canyon style ancient paintings:

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Petroglyphs at La Cieneguilla

Last weekend, we went to this very local–but new to us–site on BLM land. A volcanic stone dyke, like those out in the Galisteo Basin, covered in petroglyps.

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Fellow hikers, even seeing my cane, assured me I could get up. But it wasn’t easy for me. I froze near the top. Rich said: take three more steps. Then I saw the glyphs!

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Rich took my camera and scrambled closer than I could to take some photographs.

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A Visit to the Canelo Project

Bill and Athena Steen have amazing land in southern Arizona, dedicated to sustainable building.

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There is straw bale, adobe (both traditional and innovative), and enough water to grow bamboo as an additional material.

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Rich and I enjoyed a visit and tour there, despite a rough road in.

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I got some good advice about working directly with text on the earth itself-essentially to lay down a mud slip and work right in/on it.

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