The Eagle is the name for an earthwork built in spring of 2015. It is a meditation path, with bridges, shrines and terraced platforms, that winds its way down a ravine, across a creek, and up a mountainside above Mandeville Canyon. The project evolved organically, beginning with two "nests" at the top. These nests are semicircular earthen platforms, woven from native ceonothus wood gathered locally, lined with stone and then filled with soil. Once the nests were in place, I built the winding path down the mountain using the same woven wood technique. To keep the path as gentle as possible, I condensed the elevation gain into two wooden staircases. To accent the path and enhance the meditative experience, I added three shrines, to Buddha, Mary, and Jizo, with adjoining benches. Since its conception, the path has been used for parties, celebrations and gatherings of all kinds.