For ‘Mother Road,’ I embarked on a month-long solo road trip across Route 66, paying special attention to important historical and sometime neglected elements along the way. While many people have a nostalgic, often white-washed view of the highway, it is important to remember that this is not the only view of the road, as many of those that still live along it can speak to the many hardships faced by travelers throughout the Mother Road’s era. During my residency at the Arts Center, I displayed artifacts, photographs, and videos from my own Route 66 odyssey and invited the public to explore my studio in the gallery. There, they were able to offer their own personal objects and stories for inclusion in the exhibition. This shared project aims to challenge the idea of a collected memory, as the personal experiences of each individual shapes the way they feel about the road and the culture of the great American road trip.

exhibition catalog