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.