Renee Couture Palimpsest

Renee Couture Palimpsest glass beads, thread, wood, paint
In 1785 There Was a Here Here
glass beads, thread, wood, paint
36" x 36" x 36"

In 1785, the Thomas Jefferson Land Ordinance Act created a systematic grid across the Western landscape. This established mechanisms for land settlement and land commodification. But the land had been here and with people. This work explores ideas surrounding territory and ownership. Created during a one-month residency at PLAYA.