A desire path (formally referred to as desire line in transportation planning, also known as a game trail, social trail, herd path, cow path, goat track, pig trail or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of erosion caused by human or animal foot-fall or traffic. The path usually represents the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination. Width and erosion severity can be indicators of how much traffic a path receives. Desire paths emerge as shortcuts where constructed ways take a circuitous route, have gaps, or are non-existent.*


Go to area where desire path is.

Fabricate signs that replicate those in the area.


TITLE: "(Specific Location): Desire Path (X)"

ARTIST: "Residences and Visitors of (X Location)"

DATE: Date Sign Erected; "(July-August) 2017" and or Historically "(X) - Present"

DIMENSIONS: "L. (X ft/miles) (X (m))

ID#: " ZIP - Sign # - Date "


Documenting the work through original and fabricated signs, video footage, photographs, interview, appropriated historical images and context about the location, and miscellaneous drawings, writing and recordings.

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