ART: LEAVE NO TRACE
March 3. 2018
'Leave No Trace' was curated by Richard Fusillo for Studios on the Park in Paso Robles and included several local photographers showcasing work with a theme centered around environment. The goal was to raise awareness for the environment and what the impact of our actions (or lack thereof) have on mother nature.
Cue this installation titled 'Range' of smashed up TVs that raised eyebrows, provoked questions and definitely caught the attention of passersby.
As explained by Richard:
"Range explores the phenomenon of illegal waste dumping commonly seen in National Forests & Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regions throughout the United States. Individuals will often create makeshift shooting ranges with items such as televisions, computer monitors, kitchen appliances, furniture and/or other assorted trash; these scraps are then set up and shot at with firearms.
More often than not after the target practice is over most of the trash is left behind. The waste can contain hazardous substances and chemicals that can cause damage to the soil, the air and surrounding groundwater. These pollutants destroy natural habitats and are extremely harmful to the surrounding wildlife and in some cases, can cause death.
This installation is a reminder of these actions and was created to bring awareness to the issues of illegal waste disposal and the negative impacts it introduces to our environment.”