|Richboro, Pa. (2012)|
I've been re-thinking several previous photo projects and the ways that they connect with each other. One of them is Roadside Memorials. I always saw them in terms of vernacular folk art, and to me they were more than expressions of personal grief, but were also artistic. I see those same patterns in other roadside oddities as well. This framed section of plywood has an unmistakable element of contemporary art to it. To me it represents a receding roadway. (I've seen worse art in galleries.) With the American flags and the "For Sale" sign, the scene transforms into a statement about commercial art instead of the obvious indications to depressed real estate conditions.