Set on the hillside below O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, California, MELT is a cascade of white marker flags that melt into a sea of blue flags, a reminder of what we can expect as our climate is transformed. Conceived during the snowiest winter on record in the Sierra Nevada, MELT was born during the hottest summer recorded on Earth. Record snow fall and a cool spring left California's drought-dry reservoirs full. Next year? Who knows.

MELT consisted of approximately 1,500 utility marker flags--25% white, 75% blue--in a trapezoid measuring 60" x 144" x 120" x 144" and covering 90 square feet. Each flag measures 2" x 3" on a 10" stake.

100 blue marker flags ready to plant
100 blue marker flags cut to size (10")
100-21" blue marker flags, unfurled
100 white marker flags ready to plant
100 white marker flags cut to size (10")
100-21"white marker flags, unfurled