Land Arts of the American West

Land Arts of the American West is a semester abroad in our own backyard. http://landarts.org It is a semester abroad in our own back yard.

Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech is an transdisciplinary field program investigating the intersection of geomorphology and human construction. Each fall students venture across the American southwest camping for a two months while traveling six-thousand miles overland to explore natural and human forces that shape contemporary landscapes—ranging from geology and weather to cigarette bu

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01/26/2024

Land Arts 2023 Exhibition opens 23 February 2024, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock.

Land Arts 2023 Exhibition | Land Arts of the American West Brine collection canal and former extraction facility, Wendover, Utah, 15 September 2023. Land Arts 2023 Exhibition Texas Tech University Huckabee College of Architecture and Museum of Texas Tech University announce the LAND ARTS 2023EXHIBITION. The opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Fr...

01/03/2024

Land Arts 2024 Applications OPEN - Encourage curious people to join us at Texas Tech University Huckabee College of Architecture

2024 Admissions | Land Arts of the American West 2024 Land Arts Admissions Virgin River fire, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor. Applications Due Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 12 midnight CST. Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University is looking toward the 2024 field season casting vision and energy for potential participants. E...

Chaco Moon 11/21/2023

Chaco Moon

Chaco Moon Moon rise over camp, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/21/2023

Fajada Butte

Fajada Butte | Land Arts of the American West Camp with Fajada Butte in the distance, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor. Fajada Butte — 26 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: camp, Chaco Canyon - New Mexico, Fajada Butte, index, light, New Mexico, Sites.

11/21/2023

Night Camp

Night Camp | Land Arts of the American West Night light at camp, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor. Night Camp — 26 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: camp, Chaco Canyon - New Mexico, index, Land Arts Support Vehicle, light, New Mexico, Sites, Topics.

11/21/2023

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake | Land Arts of the American West Candle lighting for Lorri’s birthday, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor. Birthday Cake — 26 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Birthday, camp, Chaco Canyon - New Mexico, Fajada Butte, Heidi Landau, Laurel McLaughlin, Lorri Kershner, Maeve Kirk...

Negative Entering 11/21/2023

Negative Entering

Negative Entering Entering Double Negative, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Pondering Entrance 11/21/2023

Pondering Entrance

Pondering Entrance Considering Double Negative before moving in, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Hot Sky 11/21/2023

Hot Sky

Hot Sky Virgin River fire, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Negative Glow 11/21/2023

Negative Glow

Negative Glow Double Negative illuminated by the fire in the Virgin River valley, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/21/2023

Illuminated Camp

Illuminated Camp | Land Arts of the American West Virgin River fire, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor. Illuminated Camp — 22 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: Double Negative, fire, index, Makers, Michael Heizer, Mormon Mesa - Nevada, Nevada, Sites, Topics.

Illuminated Horizon 11/21/2023

Illuminated Horizon

Illuminated Horizon Virgin River fire, Overton, Nevada. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Learning Song 11/21/2023

Learning Song

Learning Song Laurel learning a new song, Wendover, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/21/2023

Ridge Walker

Ridge Walker | Land Arts of the American West Laurel walking the ridge above camp, Goblin Valley, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor. Ridge Walker — 10 October 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Goblin Valley - Utah, Laurel McLaughlin, Participants, Sites, Utah.

11/21/2023

Goblin Setup

Goblin Setup | Land Arts of the American West Base camp with shade, Goblin Valley, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor. Goblin Setup — 8 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: camp, Goblin Valley - Utah, Land Arts Support Vehicle, Sites, Topics, Utah.

11/21/2023

Sticky Mud

Sticky Mud | Land Arts of the American West Creek bathing, Hog Spring, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor. Sticky Mud — 8 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Hog Spring - Utah, Participants, Sites, Tatsuki Hoshihara, Topics, Utah, water.

11/21/2023

Partial Soak

Partial Soak | Land Arts of the American West Creek bathing, Hog Spring, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor. Partial Soak — 8 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Hog Spring - Utah, index, Participants, Sites, Tatsuki Hoshihara, Topics, Utah, water.

11/21/2023

Happy Table

Happy Table | Land Arts of the American West Dinner with a view, Muley Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor. Happy Table — 5 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Cedar Mesa - Utah, dinner, Heidi Landau, Laurel McLaughlin, Liza Yeager, Lorri Kershner, Maeve Kirk, Muley Point - Utah, Participants, Rohan Khann...

11/21/2023

Cook Team

Cook Team | Land Arts of the American West Rohan, Talia and Liza making dinner happen, Muley Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor. Cook Team — 5 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Cedar Mesa - Utah, Liza Yeager, Muley Point - Utah, Participants, Rohan Khanna, Sites, Talia Brown, Utah.

Muley View 11/21/2023

Muley View

Muley View Arriving at the edge of Cedar Mesa, Muley Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/21/2023

Hot Rocks

Hot Rocks | Land Arts of the American West Rohan’s glowing nonradioactive rocks, Cebolla Canyon, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor. Hot Rocks — 3 September 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: 2023 Participants, Cebolla Canyon - New Mexico, New Mexico, Participants, Rohan Khanna, Sites.

Mesita Dam 11/21/2023

Mesita Dam

Mesita Dam Curtis Francisco introducing us to contaminated water behind Mesita Dam, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/21/2023

Treaty Rock

Treaty Rock | Land Arts of the American West Navajo Treaty Rock, Ft. Sumner, Photo by Chris Taylor. Treaty Rock — 31 August 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: Bosque Redondo Memorial, Fort Sumner - New Mexico, Navajo Nation, New Mexico, Sites.

11/21/2023

Pivot Gallery

Pivot Gallery | Land Arts of the American West Pivot Gallery at the Tablelands Center for Bioregional Art, Shallowater, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor. Pivot Gallery — 31 August 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: Eric Simpson, Makers, Shallowater - Texas, Sites, Tablelands Center for Bioregional Art, Texas.

Full Rise 11/21/2023

Full Rise

Full Rise Full Moon for the first night out, Shallowater, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Evening Program 11/21/2023

Evening Program

Evening Program Send off dinner program outlining the sources and motivations for Joe's wonderful dinner, Shallowater, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor.

In Absence 11/21/2023

In Absence

In Absence Wonderful note to the Land Arts 2023 crew from alum Nicolle LaMere, Shallowater, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/21/2023

Tablelands Setup

Tablelands Setup | Land Arts of the American West Set up for the send off, Shallowater, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor. Tablelands Setup — 30 August 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: Eric Simpson, Land Arts Support Vehicle, M12 Studio, Makers, Shallowater - Texas, Sites, Tablelands Center for Bioregional Art, Texas, Topics.

Dense Parking 11/21/2023

Dense Parking

Dense Parking Combine filled with participant vehicles, Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Load Ready 11/21/2023

Load Ready

Load Ready Ready to load out, Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Two Volumes 11/21/2023

Two Volumes

Two Volumes Two volume reader set this year, Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor.

11/18/2023

Print Prep

Print Prep | Land Arts of the American West Bandanas and readers at the ready, Lubbock, Texas. Photo by Chris Taylor. Print Prep — 26 August 2023 - Categories: 2023 Field Reports. Tags: Architecture Workers Combine, bandana, Land Arts Support Vehicle, Lubbock - Texas, readings, Sites, Texas, Topics.

Rozel Stirling 10/06/2023

Rozel Stirling

Rozel Stirling Stirling at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Rozel Lorri 10/06/2023

Rozel Lorri

Rozel Lorri Lorri at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Rozel Stinne 10/06/2023

Rozel Stinne

Rozel Stinne Stinne at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Rozel Maeve 10/06/2023

Rozel Maeve

Rozel Maeve Maeve at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Rozel Laurel 10/06/2023

Rozel Laurel

Rozel Laurel Laurel at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Rozel Rohan 10/06/2023

Rozel Rohan

Rozel Rohan Rohan at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

Rozel Heidi 10/06/2023

Rozel Heidi

Rozel Heidi Heidi at Spiral Jetty, Rozel Point, Utah. Photo by Chris Taylor.

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