left: a note left for me addressed to “rock mover” from a “landowner” while on residency in Sedona, Arizona. I had moved one very small rock to hold down a painting that was drying. The painting is currently a work in progress and is going to be used in a performance about mobilizing indigenous bodies in a museum context as being non-static and being non-linear. When I got this note, what is seemingly a passive aggressive note had waves of undertones all too familiar… all about ownership. It’s always about ownership.
right: a quote from John Williams, a Yavapai elder, who is from this very land. Found while reading a book chapter specifically about the forced capture of indigenous peoples from this part of Arizona.
Sedona’s current census reports the population is 92.17% White with a 0.45% Native American population