Tahualtapa Project 1983-1988

The Tahualtapa Project refers to “The Hill of the Ravens,” in Cahuilla lore, the mountain in the San

Tahualtapa Project at California Museum of Photography
Tahualtapa Project at California Museum of Photography
Slover Codex sites the historical names of Mt. Slover
Slover Codex sites the historical names of Mt. Slover
Mining Blast piece, photograph with splattered cement
Mining Blast piece, photograph with splattered cement
Video Installation Drawing (not made)
Video Installation Drawing (not made)
Tahualtapa means Hill of the Ravens in Cahuilla
Tahualtapa means Hill of the Ravens in Cahuilla
Cerrito Solo means Little Lonely Mountain in Spanish
Cerrito Solo means Little Lonely Mountain in Spanish
Marble Mountain was named for the limestone. . .
Marble Mountain was named for the limestone. . .
Mount Slover named for Isaac, now used for cement production.
Mount Slover named for Isaac, now used for cement production.
Slover Compass marks cement at 1,5 & 10 mile increments
Slover Compass marks cement at 1,5 & 10 mile increments
Example of Slover Compass stencil (CSUSB)
Example of Slover Compass stencil (CSUSB)
Slover Compass at California Museum of Photography
Slover Compass at California Museum of Photography
Slover Compass Detail
Slover Compass Detail
Slover Quadrant consists of a model of the mountain and powdered cement
Slover Quadrant consists of a model of the mountain and powdered cement
Slover Quadrant at CMP
Slover Quadrant at CMP
"Inside Story" drawing
"Inside Story" drawing
Inside Story: sawn block of concrete
Inside Story: sawn block of concrete
Tahualtapa public art plans (1)
Tahualtapa public art plans (1)
Tahualtapa Public Art plans (2)
Tahualtapa Public Art plans (2)

Bernardino Valley that became known for the production of marble and later, more significantly, the production of cement.  The works are combinations of photographs, sculpture, maps and plans for public art.  The significance of what was later known as “Mt. Slover,” was that within its definition, its name illustrated how cosmology signified what the earth was used for and how it is regarded by different peoples.  This work is owned by the Seattle Art Museum.