South Hill Recreation Way

The subjects of this series lay along the nature trail that runs parallel to Coddington Road in Ithaca, New York, separating the suburbs of South Hill from the gorges and woods surrounding Six Mile Creek.

The material configurations here leave us uncertain whether they resulted from purely natural forces or are evidence of human intervention.

Did a raccoon cause this, or drunken teenagers? Are these the marks of passive erosion or active destruction? Is this intentional or incidental? Who lives here?

The notion of the compromised landscape withers in the confusion. These are the habitats of semi-domesticated werewolves and mockingbirds with lawnmowers.