Signs of American Life
Traveling across the remote American landscape - particularly the West - I have often felt a seclusion I can only attribute to the foreignness of the topography and the physical distance from other human beings. Ironically, at times when it seemed I was quite isolated from another person or anything familiar, I did not have to look far before realizing that someone was nearby or had been where I was at one time before me. Often these signs were of a bizarre nature, yet they produced a strange sense of comfort. In these photographs I am reminded less of this comfort and more of the observation that the distance between what is familiar and unfamiliar is shorter than I often imagine.