I’ve done a lot of traveling over the past few years. A lot of it was in a car, where changes in landscape are the focal point of a long journey. It’s amazing how dramatically the scenery can change—coming down from the treacherous turns and vast slopes of the mountains in Colorado to a terrain that’s flat and still as a board, stretching all the way through the Great Plains. An endless pass through the hot reddish dust of Oklahoma and Texas makes the landcape of New Mexico seem lush with succulents.
These are a selection of images from my travels across the country that highlight the colorful landscapes of this country.
2012 has turned out to be an incredibly long and eventful year. It brought unexpected and difficult changes in my family — my younger brother was involved in a car accident that left him with severe brain injuries – and learning to reprioritize and weave life back together again has been quite the challenge. I am back after a year in Los Angeles, which was life-alteringly beautiful and a worthwhile effort. Of course I wish I could have stayed for at least another year, but life back in Boston reminds me that I’m fortunate for a “hometown” that’s equally as special as Los Angeles, although colder, and in the winter, darker.
Here are some photos from the 7,000 miles of road trip endured in one year. With a cat in the back seat.
I can think of no better way to simultaneously do my civic and artistic duty than by illustrating offenders of the law. The people are real, the expressions are frightening and the idea of creating a portrait of someone at their absolute worst is strangely intriguing. And kind of morbid. :)