In 2017, two photo albums full of snapshots, polaroids, wallet size school photos and ephemera were found under a brittlebush in Big Rock Creek Wash in Llano, CA. These images and their context within the history of the area and our current challenging times can be explored here. The online […]

Alluvial Albums in Maiden L.A. 2020

Selections from the Waste Wonderkammer – An Archive of Deserted Trash While a Wunderkammer can be a flashy exultation of wealth, one can see the hubris of human consumption by following nearly any path off asphalt in the Mojave. Artist Karyl Newman has been mapping, photographing and collecting our consumptive […] & AVConservancy team up for Maiden LA Exhibit

Re-think Representing Your Event With T-shirts The average citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles annually, occupying nearly 5% of landfill space and untold acres of our desert landscape when dumped in the environment. Be aware,  unwanted garments can easily be donated to area charities at storefronts, […]

ReWear – The Trouble with Textiles

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum invited Karyl Newman of Dehsart to participate in their Family Fun Day, Saturday, July 30th from 10-3 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. With the help of our friends at Harbor Freight, objects collected at a recent cleanup have been cleaned and polished, ready for creative […]

Eco-art at The Hi-Desert Nature Museum

As a result of connections made at Karyl Newman’s lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in March, she planned a collaborative cleanup of Giant Rock in Landers, CA to educate and foster appreciation of the historical site with partner Soon after, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley invited Karyl […]

Setting the Stage at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

On Saturday, June 11th, we will be working with our friends at and the Bureau of Land Management to clean up the infamous site, Giant Rock, in Landers, CA. We will provide all supplies and instruction on screening for glass recovery, safe collection techniques, recycling tips and even historical […]

Cleanup Collaboration at Giant Rock

We have some exciting news to share with you! Join on Saturday, April 16 from 9am – 2pm at the Yucca Valley Community Center for a free Earth Day event. Check out the new EVENT page for all the details on this and future engagements.

April 16 – Earth Day Event

Gathered during travels to tipping sites around the desert, DEHSART’s collection of material samples demonstrates the variety and types of waste dumped in our environment. At DEHSART events, guests are invited to utilize the items in creating one of a kind art works through tracings and surface rubbings while considering the […]

Rubbing the Rubbish and Tracing the Trash