The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panelThe Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panelThe Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panelThe Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel
The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

The Next Town photo transfer, oil and encaustic on birch panel

As a kid growing up in Kansas, road trips represented "seeing the world." With the flat, monotonous terrain, you could see for miles and miles. From the back seat, my brother and I would stare at the horizon with eagle eyes, waiting for the first sign of something breaking the horizon line—the watertower from the next town. This installation is based on images shot this summer on a road trip through Kansas, where life remains much the same, and the sweet familiar silos, water towers and telephone poles dot the quiet landscape, still. (close)

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