"I'm not satisfied with just making artwork. I'm more interested in the environmental aspects of it that need to go past the artwork into affecting how we live in our watershed which comes back to the statement that artists must create on the same scale that society has the capacity to destroy."
She organized this performance art piece of 100 mules crossing 240 miles of the terrain that the pipeline/aqueduct was constructed on to go from Owens Lake to Los Angeles . It was on the backs of mules that made it possible to construct the aqueduct. Lauren Bon wanted to create a feeling of imagining the unbridled energy of the 100 mules to help shift how people can think and act on behalf of changing how they use and treat water.
Lauren Bon also says in the film:
I can use that round number of 100 to draw a line in the sand and say that I as a private citizen and as an artist need to create a paradigm shift. It's about acknowledging that there's been a very high price tag paid for the life style we enjoy today and it's not simply about the water we have but about the power we use because most of our power comes from the same water. It's all about falling water and gravity. I don't believe that today we can look at a time when we're not going to need water from the Sierras but certainly we, as a society, can do a lot better in utilizing this resource again and again and again."
A message applicable to watersheds around the world.