To highlight the absence of the Black-tailed Jackrabbit (a.k.a. the Desert Hare) from the Presidio, and to lure it back to the park, artist Nathan Lynch offered an imaginary footrace intended to appeal to the hare’s mythological sense of pride in its own dexterity and speed. The local indigenous competitor in the apocryphal race is the Western Pond Turtle, a one-time Presidio resident that is part of the same super-family as tortoises.
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Nathan Lynch is a sculptor and performance artist who has made collaboration and experimentation major components of his practice. Animals appear in his work as targets for human activity, both benign and malevolent. Recent projects include solo exhibitions at Johansson Projects in Oakland and Southern Exposure in San Francisco. He is chair of the ceramics department at the California College of the Arts.