The Forests are the Flags  was a series of site-specific trail signs placed in Rocky Mountain National Park. I started the project by photographing dozens of aspen trees from RMNP that had people’s initials cut into them. From the photographs, I accumulated the entire alphabet to create a one-of-a-kind font. I arranged the letters to form quotes taken from writers and naturalists who were instrumental in attaining national park status for the land. Repurposing the illegally carved letters to subversively spell out the environmentally-minded messages holds a paradox that poses questions about humans' place in the wild.

The Forests are the Flags

  The Forests are the Flags  was a series of site-specific trail signs placed in Rocky Mountain National Park. I started the project by photographing dozens of aspen trees from RMNP that had people’s initials cut into them. From the photographs, I accumulated the entire alphabet to create a one-of-a-kind font. I arranged the letters to form quotes taken from writers and naturalists who were instrumental in attaining national park status for the land. Repurposing the illegally carved letters to subversively spell out the environmentally-minded messages holds a paradox that poses questions about humans' place in the wild.

The Forests are the Flags was a series of site-specific trail signs placed in Rocky Mountain National Park. I started the project by photographing dozens of aspen trees from RMNP that had people’s initials cut into them. From the photographs, I accumulated the entire alphabet to create a one-of-a-kind font. I arranged the letters to form quotes taken from writers and naturalists who were instrumental in attaining national park status for the land. Repurposing the illegally carved letters to subversively spell out the environmentally-minded messages holds a paradox that poses questions about humans' place in the wild.

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