“Nocturnal Animals / Janus”
Materials: lava rocks
Andres Payan-Estrada 

   “Nocturnal Animals / Janus”   Materials: lava rocks was created in 2017 by  Andres Payan-Estrada  an the five acre JEMEZ HOMESTEAD : STOLEN LAND art project in Flamingo Heights at the foot of Flat Top Mesa. The re-arrangement of rocks and sand sits on the border of the  Sand to Snow National Monument Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa addition, an approximately rectangular area 3 by 3.5 miles in extent, containing two broad, volcanic mesas;  Black Lava Butte  to the west and  Flat Top  to the east. They rise 250 feet above the surrounding desert plains, along the west side of Homestead Valley, north of the town of Yucca Valley, and all the area is easily reached from paved roads along the south and east sides.

 “Nocturnal Animals / Janus”  Materials: lava rocks was created in 2017 by Andres Payan-Estrada an the five acre JEMEZ HOMESTEAD : STOLEN LAND art project in Flamingo Heights at the foot of Flat Top Mesa. The re-arrangement of rocks and sand sits on the border of the  Sand to Snow National Monument Black Lava Butte and Flat Top Mesa addition, an approximately rectangular area 3 by 3.5 miles in extent, containing two broad, volcanic mesas; Black Lava Butte to the west and Flat Top to the east. They rise 250 feet above the surrounding desert plains, along the west side of Homestead Valley, north of the town of Yucca Valley, and all the area is easily reached from paved roads along the south and east sides.

 
“Nocturnal Animals / Janus” video was created by Carlo Anacta while working with Delia Jürgens on documenting her work DraußenOutside also on the Jemez Homestead site. 

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Lee Madison ceramic MASK attached to painted rebar stand. This work was part of series of masks utilizing rebar to suspend the "Mask" . 

 detail - lava rocks  ( basalt) 

detail - lava rocks  ( basalt) 

 detail - sand 

detail - sand 

Andres Payan is a contemporary artist and the Curator of Public Engagement at CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM
 where in addition to programming public programs  he co-curates a Contemporary Clay Biennial with Exhibition Curator, Holly Jerger.

Payan will have his first Los Angeles Solo Exhibit in August 2018  at MONTE VISTS PROJECTS in the historic BENDIX Building, 1206  Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Below is a GO FUND ME link to support materials for his upcoming exhibition.