Placeholder canvas
My Green Pod Logo

This land was our land

Indecline creates 'the world’s largest illegal graffiti'
This Land Picture from MyGreenPod Sustainable News

Indecline has created ‘the largest illegal graffiti piece in the world’ on an abandoned runway, east of Cuddeback Lake, CA, in the Mojave Desert.

A sign at the entrance to the active military testing site, over half a mile long, warns ‘Possible unexploded ordnance hazard, do not enter.’

The world’s largest illegal graffiti

‘Fight on’

‘When Woody Guthrie penned ‘This Land is Our Land’ in February of Nineteen Forty, the frontier still felt freshly settled and, despite the recent Depression, there was still a prevailing sense of national optimism. Which led us right into the Second Great War, the Atomic Bomb, the Cold War, national paranoia and Red-baiting, the eventual rise of the Corporate State in patriotic opposition to Communism, and finally, as a result of rampant overconsumption, our latest existential crisis of species: Global Warming.

‘We thought, in lieu of all this, that Woody might be due for an update, so we found a decommissioned 3000-by-65-foot runway from an old World War II bomb-testing site, got together a few of our buddies, and made a monument to our rather precarious times.

‘This Land Was Our Land — both literally, in the sense that acres of remote desert were used up and discarded by our government in order to improve our ability to drop bombs on people in far off lands (who constitute a threat just because they peddle a different set of ideals than us;) and also figuratively, as in we as a species are presently embroiled in the constantly accelerating process of using up and discarding this planet as a whole.

‘It was ours, and it easily could be ours again. The only thing that needs to change is that we take responsibility for it.

‘Fight on.’


Previous record-holders

With a length of 65ft and covering a total area of 195,000 square feet, Indecline has beaten two previous record-holders for the title of the world’s largest illegal graffiti.

‘Despite what they have taken, we continue fighting for what is left.’


Accompanied by a soundtrack including Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and Mercy Music’s ‘This Land Was Our Land’, the video shows the runway being cleared and prepared before being sprayed with the words ‘This land was our land’.

Click here to find out more about Indecline.

Here's more related content

Sorry we don't have any suggested related content at the moment. Please check back later.

Join The Conversation

Leave a Reply

Here's More Ethical Arts & Fashion News & Features

  • All
  • Alcohol
  • COP28
  • London
  • P.E.A. Awards
  • TV
  • activism
  • activists
  • animal welfare
  • art
  • arts
  • awards
  • books
  • business
  • celebrity
  • charity
  • climate
  • climate action
  • climate change
  • climate emergency
  • climate solutions
  • clothes
  • consciousness
  • consumer
  • eco break
  • eco home
  • education
  • emissions
  • environment
  • ethical business
  • ethical fashion
  • events
  • extreme weather
  • fabrics
  • family
  • farmers
  • farming
  • fashion
  • fast fashion
  • festival
  • film
  • food
  • fossil fuels
  • fur
  • gardening
  • growing
  • human rights
  • kids
  • leadership
  • lifestyle
  • media
  • money
  • natural products
  • net zero
  • organic
  • photography
  • plastic-free
  • podcast
  • policy
  • politics
  • pollution
  • preloved
  • recycle
  • recycled
  • refills
  • schools
  • science
  • secondhand
  • shopping
  • spirituality
  • supply chain
  • sustainability
  • tech
  • textiles
  • women
  • zero carbon