By Sarah Molina
October 15, 2015
Land Arts of the American West (LAAW) is an interdisciplinary field-based studio art program at the University of New Mexico that engages with the ecology of place across the American West. This is a trailer of what we have done to draw attention to the the Gila River Diversion. The Gila River as been home to us for the past week. We walked the rivers and enjoyed all that is accompanied within and around it. Collecting local willow that is freely growing by the banks and sotol that spreads widely across the hills, we, together, built a structure that would be used to contain the Gila River water we have grown so close to.