image item: Mt Allison – Hailey Guzik – Indicators of Tread

This work presents an abstracted interpretation of wayfinding in Fundy National Park. Flagging tape provides us, often unconsciously, with the necessary guidance to seek individual and shared experiences in nature. By highlighting the critical role that trail markers and maps have in setting a prescribed experience for park visitors, this work reinterprets GPS coordinates taken on three distinct trails: Upper Salmon River, Tracey Lake, and East Branch. Each three-dimensional work is scaled down at 1:2000; representing accurate distances hiked, my heading relative to North, position in the park, and altitude. The accompanying photographs allude to the process of making the work.