Steven Yazzie Installation / J.W. Powell & Associates

SFAI is not for sale! This Steven Yazzie installation on the SFAI campus is part of the exhibition The Great Unknown: Artists at Glen Canyon and Lake Powell by New Mexico Museum of Art.

J.W. Powell & Associates is an outdoor intervention project currently situated on public and private land. The project, which began in 2013, is framed within the real estate vernacular that includes a company sign with an overview of purpose, and a phone number that connects to an active voicemail service.

The signs reads J.W. Powell & Associates, Reality Group, Land and Resource Speculation, (505) 303-0059.  If an interested party calls the phone number on the sign, they can listen to a message in the form of a quote by Edward Abbey addressing environmental concerns related to water and urban development in the American West.  At the end of the message/quote, the caller may leave a message of their own, which will be archived in the form of an audio file and a transcribed email.

To learn more about this installation project, please visit

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