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Orit Haj

Artist
Didier Hess Jenna Didier Oliver Hess
Year
2013
Artwork Type
Sculpture
Media & Support
Rammed earth, mixed media
Department
Parks and Recreation
Location
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park
10700 Escondido Canyon Road
Acton-Agua Dulce, CA
District
5
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Location

Latitude: -118.321386 - Longitude: 34.488669
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Description

The site-specific artwork at Vasquez Rocks, titled Orit Haj, is a tribute to the Tatavium culture of the Santa Clarita Valley. Orit Haj are words from theTataviam language, which mean “river” and “mountain” respectively. Like the fading Tataviam culture and language, Orit Haj will also transform and dissolve with time to reveal inspiring artifacts and legends that have been left behind.

About the Artist

Didier Hess, a Los Angeles based collaborative led by Jenna Didier and Oliver Hess, creates interactive artwork for public places. The artists bring distinct areas of expertise to each project including lighting design, rainwater catchment design, water feature design and engineering, metal fabrication, responsive visual effects, computer programming, site-specific land art, and sustainable design. Often, inspiration is drawn from the natural forces at each project site – air, quality and currents, solar paths, persistent weather patterns and the movement of people. http://www.emanate.org/.