While in-residence at Monson Arts in Monson, ME, I would regularly take walks. The small town was located just outside of the 100 mile wilderness, and I was surprised by the frequency of private property signs I encountered in the heavily-wooded landscape.  These signs began to enter the internal dialogue of my stroll, so I created a number of companion signs posting my "private thoughts," including jokes and puns, snippets of text from various essays and poems I read while in residence, and song lyrics. What started as a simply a playful response to my environment opened up space for conversation and stories from local residents, including harrowing conversation about Maine state property laws and the battle for justice for a woman in the area who was killed on her own property by a hunter. I photographed the signs in-situ for later use on printed textiles.
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