Trailhead map gives overview of poetic markers along the trail.
"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
Narrative signage with poetic quotes
Nevada City marker stone paver
Geologic strata paver stone
Interactive audio playback device 2
Plant debris marker
Competing narrative signage
Interactive playback device 3
Mobile studio and on site workshop
Concrete site marker. These markers referenced Department of Interior site markers, and also summoned darker powers.
This is how we do it
Jared drilling into the soil to pour foundation concrete for paver
Matthew Hebert's fabrication of the signs, audio playback devices, and paver stones.
Interns at work
Jared installing the sign posts
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.
Concept designs for signage and pavers
Gabie's early concept sketches for the project.
Signs, symbols, words
Matt's concept designs for audio playback devices and signage
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.
Poem quote design for signage - 5
Poem quote design for signage - 6
Poem quote design for signage - 1
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.
Poem quote design for signage - 2
Poem quote design for signage - 3
Poem quote design for signage - 4
Paver design 1 - plant debris
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 3 - Nevade City marker stone, granite with gold aggregate surface