"Manifest Destiny"

Interventions in Oregon, Washington, California, New York, Peru, 2007-present. In this series, I work with materials found on-site to create words in the immediate environment, which is usually public space. Sometimes these interventions go undocumented, but often I take cell phone photos or otherwise try to grab a piece of this moment and pin it down.

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Top Row:  on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River near Oakridge, Oregon, 2009. Materials: pine cones, sticks, moss, trash.  Second Row:  Nye Beach, Oregon, 2010. Materials: seaweed, stones, wire.  Third Row:  Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, 2009. Materials: newspaper boxes, bagged trash, recycling, construction cones. Three photos by Joshua Berger.  Fourth Row:  Rooftop in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 2010. Matrials: geranium petals, miscellaneous flora.  Fifth Row:  In the woods where I grew up, near Eugene, Oregon, 2008. Materials: shotgun casings, trash, broken pottery.   Photos by Tiffany Lee Brown except where otherwise noted

Top Row: on the Middle Fork of the Willamette River near Oakridge, Oregon, 2009. Materials: pine cones, sticks, moss, trash.
Second Row: Nye Beach, Oregon, 2010. Materials: seaweed, stones, wire.
Third Row: Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, 2009. Materials: newspaper boxes, bagged trash, recycling, construction cones. Three photos by Joshua Berger.
Fourth Row: Rooftop in Miraflores, Lima, Peru, 2010. Matrials: geranium petals, miscellaneous flora.
Fifth Row: In the woods where I grew up, near Eugene, Oregon, 2008. Materials: shotgun casings, trash, broken pottery.

Photos by Tiffany Lee Brown except where otherwise noted

"Manifest Destiny" at Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon, November 2007. Detail: "M" in dead seagulls.

"Manifest Destiny" at Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon, November 2007. Detail: "M" in dead seagulls.

Nye Beach, Oregon: burnt logs, seaweed whip, stones, sand. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn: dead branches. Smallpox asylum on Roosevelt Island, New York City: Detritus on fence bordering ruins.

Nye Beach, Oregon: burnt logs, seaweed whip, stones, sand. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn: dead branches. Smallpox asylum on Roosevelt Island, New York City: Detritus on fence bordering ruins.