March 17th, 2017

March 17th, 2017
Thinking about block-work and the similarities to weaving. Two incremental systems of building that develop in horizontal striations. (One of my favorite Joseph Albers works: "America" brick wall at the Harvard Graduate Center)

March 15th, 2017

March 15th, 2017
Whipped the encampment kitchen into shape today (With a lot of help from our ever amazing work-trade residents)- all ready for our group from Otis!

March 14th, 2017

March 14th, 2017
I know this has been going on for several months now – but I still get excited every time a new footing goes in. This morning was #8 of 10! #planarpavilions #azwest

March 11th, 2017

March 11th, 2017
Applications for the fall season in the A-Z West Wagon Station Encampment are now available (submission deadline is June 2nd) – Email Elena at azwest@zittel.org for more info!

March 10th, 2017

March 10th, 2017
Spent yesterday checking on works that will open at the A & D Center at the #psartmuseum this Saturday. The show has several works that were produced here at A-Z West and a wonderful collection of maps, photos, books and brochures curated by @sarahbrookehodge that explore the grid and settlement patterns in the high desert. If you are in The lower desert this spring check it out at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, March 11 – May 22, 2017⠀

March 9th, 2017

March 9th, 2017
More in-progress images of a new work here at A-Z West that will be permanently open to the public. Just hit the halfway mark last week! originally all of the units were going to be concentrated on a ten acre parcel, but I'm moving some of the structures over to adjacent acreage this week. Always learning new things about scale from working in this landscape. Thanks to #VIA and #guggenheimfellowship for the support to make this work.

March 8th, 2017

March 8th, 2017
Love this photo of A-Z West that was taken early this morning by @sarahlilbur Sarah has been out to A-Z West to help us with a myriad of projects for the last two winters. During the warmer times of year she is developing her own remote off the grid property on an island in Nova Scotia.