Installation at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory, March 2017
“In deep water” is an idiom that means “to be in trouble.”
“Thin places” comes from a Celtic Proverb that states that the space between
Heaven and Earth is only three feet high, a thin place where one gets a glimpse of both worlds and a new perspective.
Embudo Dam sits in the foothills of the Sandia’s, east of Albuquerque. The dam is in a public park where people hike around on the trails, yet the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) shaped the whole canyon. It’s hybrid space: not exactly urban, not exactly natural. The flood control surrounding Albuquerque is part of our cultural landscape, so regular that we cease to see it and live here comfortably in a desert flood zone.