Rebecca Carter

About Location

Installation at Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas © Rebecca Carter

To locate something is to find it. A location is a place in time and space, a territory with particular coordinates that identify its presence in relation to everything or at least something else. Relationships shift. The works have particular relationships to place that are also in flux. The relationship to places links the work to landscape. Landscape is also always in flux and has the potential to transcend the distinction between internal and external space. Emotional landscapes can have cosmic proportions. To take a walk is an opportunity to pay attention, to locate oneself, or even to change. When walking is done with mindfulness, and openness to possibility then change is inevitable. Big changes become more accessible through the accumulation of micro-changes. Walk to change location internally and externally and you have a powerful means to engage the world.