This project embraces the tradition of the American road story as it explores the propensity to construct and describe a relationship to our landscape. We moved west and claimed disparate plots of land, but the ways in which we build, decorate and delineate, and maintain or neglect them reveal a common visual language.

Quoting a structural staple of the western landscape, a miniature version of a roadside historical marker is mounted below each exhibition print. The text is pulled from that location’s Wikipedia page, underscoring how online content simultaneously democratizes information and confers relevance, much in the same way that photographs do. The mini-marker also recalls comments written below Polaroid snapshots and Instagram posts; as an added gesture, it is analogous to the acts of signifying and memorializing observed in the images, acts that insist: “I’m here, look at this, it’s important.”