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NO TITLE

No Title was installed on Topsail Island in the St. Mary’s River between Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada and Sault Ste. Marie Michigan, U.S.A.  It was part of a sculpture symposium called Sans Demarcations.   The project refers to the titling of land and ownership.  It was realized with the cooperation of chief Dan Pine of the Garden River reserve near the Sault.  He helped me site and dedicate the project to the cause of respectful resolution for land claims made by the indigenous nations of this continent generally and his community specifically.  The circle of inverted trees draws the viewers’ attention to the state of inverted priorities of the dominant colonial cultures that have stolen native lands and suppressed indigenous cultures on a global scale.  No Title also supported the Garden River people in their claim to land now under water, flooded by the process of building locks in the St.Mary’s River and drowning thousands of acres of their ancestral lands.