Wonder Valley

2012. Two hours east of Los Angeles lies a desert region known as Wonder Valley. The cabins, mostly abandoned, indicate entrance into one of the remaining communities of “jackrabbit” homesteads left in the American West. The derelict structures (located among occasional inhabited ones) provide the remaining physical evidence of former occupants, some of the last to receive land from the US government for a nominal fee through the Small Tract Act of 1938. This abandoned site, reduced to wood, frame, and wire, provides a literal framework for viewing and responding to the landscape.