Artifacts and Incidents: Photos by Nicole Jean Hill
Photos of disruptive human activity on land that is neither public nor private.
I create photographs along the periphery of rural communities in the western United States—the spaces nestled between national forest lands and private property or the easement zones along county roads and greenbelts. Existing as neither private nor public, these liminal spaces simultaneously imply autonomy and lawlessness. Without a clearly defined function, these borderlands are an overlap of unruliness and regulation. They contain evidence of the disruptive character of human activity, efforts at cultivation, and the inherent wildness of an environment.