Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rural Routes, Mystery Tour

The Rural Routes Series is inspired by the long, repeated trips along 71 between Columbus and Cleveland. Driving at high speed through a landscape in order to arrive at a destination only allows glimpses of the whole picture. Memory strings those images together, shifting size, losing detail, overlapping structures, collapsing distances. A thread develops and the countryside that separated two places becomes the route that connects two homes. And what you call home begins to include those spaces between.

Mystery Tour, Route 161
 Charcoal, copper wire and hickory nut shells
 1-14, 13" x 8"  15-20, 6" x 6"
November 2010