Trailhead map gives overview of poetic markers along the trail.
Trailhead map gives overview of poetic markers along the trail.
"it calls from the creek" Trailhead
"it calls from the creek" Trailhead

The guide leading the hiker through a landscape mediated by language is found at the trailhead.

interactive audio playback device 1
interactive audio playback device 1
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Narrative signage with poetic quotes
Narrative signage with poetic quotes
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Nevada City marker stone paver
Nevada City marker stone paver
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Geologic strata paver stone
Geologic strata paver stone
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Interactive audio playback device 2
Interactive audio playback device 2
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Plant debris marker
Plant debris marker
Competing narrative signage
Competing narrative signage
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Narrative signage
Narrative signage
Interactive playback device 3
Interactive playback device 3
Mobile studio and on site workshop
Mobile studio and on site workshop
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 Concrete site marker. These markers referenced Department of Interior site markers, and also summoned darker powers.

Concrete site marker. These markers referenced Department of Interior site markers, and also summoned darker powers.

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This is how we do it
This is how we do it

Jared drilling into the soil to pour foundation concrete for paver

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fabrication documentation
fabrication documentation

Matthew Hebert's fabrication of the signs, audio playback devices, and paver stones.

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Interns at work
Interns at work
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Jared installing the sign posts
Jared installing the sign posts
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Recording the audio
Recording the audio

Jared worked with friends to record his narration of each poem describing the Deer Creek water as it flows from the Sierras to the Pacific.

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Concept designs for signage and pavers
Concept designs for signage and pavers

Gabie's early concept sketches for the project.

Signs, symbols, words
Signs, symbols, words
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Matt's concept designs for audio playback devices and signage
Matt's concept designs for audio playback devices and signage
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Design overview - Trail head marker map
Design overview - Trail head marker map

Seven poets living along the Deer Creek watershed were invited to submit poems about their water - our water. Their poems were, in turn, etched into signage placed along the trail to create a narrative wayfinding system about Deer Creek's impact on the greater water ecosystem.

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Poem quote design for signage - 5
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Poem quote design for signage - 6
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Poem quote design for signage - 1
Unmanned Minerals Logo
Unmanned Minerals Logo

Graphic representation of our interests are represented in the UM logo. The logo was used to "brand" signage, audio playback devices, and site markers along the trail.

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Poem quote design for signage - 2
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Poem quote design for signage - 3
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Poem quote design for signage - 4
Paver design 1 - plant debris
Paver design 1 - plant debris
Detail of site marker paving stone
Detail of site marker paving stone

Detail image of Matt's completed paver. Milled ABS plastic and colored concrete.

Paver design 2 - geological strata
Paver design 2 - geological strata
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Paver design 3 - Nevade City marker stone, granite with gold aggregate surface
Paver design 3 - Nevade City marker stone, granite with gold aggregate surface
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