About DEHSART

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DEHSART >> TRASHED spelled backwards << is an eco-art and discard studies project that builds awareness, support and engagement to educate and transform illegal dumping activity through community action, art interventions and mapping.

DEHSART – launched by Larissa Nickel and Karyl Newman –  combines prevention, awareness and outreach through artistic engagement and environmental education surrounding the issue of illegal dumping in the High Desert. Cultivating social connections, collective action, and civic empowerment our goal is to help transform our landscape through small interventions of public art that will tell a story of environmental resources and inspire change in our ecosystem.

DEHSART has been generously funded by a grant from the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force, made possible by LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s Antelope Valley Office, Waste Management, the City of Lancaster, the City of Palmdale, Lockheed Martin, and citizens like you. Together we can make a difference.

STOP ILLEGAL DUMPING IN THE ANTELOPE VALLEY
“Our relationship to trash is a false cultural construct – in the natural world, everything has value and is re-used. It’s only humans that forget this fundamental principle of nature.”-Tim Gaudreau