"Cattle Crossing" - 1998

Silk-screened Aluminum and Steel - 8’ x 132’ x 108’ - Connemara, Conservancy, Plano, TX.

The installation was made up of 50 signs identical in style and materials with standard traffic warning signs. Each sign portrayed the head of a Texas longhorn. The signs were arranged, to depict a herd of cattle crossing a stream. Connemara Conservancy is a 72 acre nature preserve on the border of Allen and Plano, Texas - suburbs of Dallas, TX.

The Texas Longhorn symbol was used to relate to the theme park western experience often substituted for the real one. In bright yellow and black this piece warns that signs and symbols can be used to direct as well as hide; and, mask as well as describe experience and information.