Some, including myself, have an unhealthy attraction to passionate oddballs, particularly those with an obsession; the creators of roadside attractions. These creations are their love-child; a tribute, a local identity, a mascot, a hero, set free into the world with such care that these bizarre tributes, though jarring at first pass, quickly find them selves harmonious within their surroundings, a natural part of the local landscape.
This seemingly random, small, intimate and worn, wooden sign, hung lovingly on a long forgotten and now inoperative section of old, rusted farm fence - reads Lonesome No More.
Itís a reference to something important, something significant. It has to be or it wouldnítí be here. Right? Who cherished this sign, this idea, and what does it mean? Lonesome No More.
The legitimacy of it's placement is near instantly discarded as irrelevant. It belongs here, this road sign attraction is part of the landscape and perhaps always has been, all there is to question now is, "Why?"
This sign was lovingly hung in Martinsville, Indiana, on a derelict old section of fence, which, at one time, served unwaveringly as a humble yet functional barricade, on a now absent emu farm.
born: 1978, Jacksonville, North Carolina
Indiana University, BFA, 2013
The Harry Engel Scholarship, Indiana University, 2013
The Harry Engel Scholarship, Indiana University, 2012
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine, Bloomington, Indiana: Volume 17, Issue 1, p. 14-15, 2013
Manifest Gallery; | 9th Annual Magnitude-7 Volume 72, p. 6. Cinncinati, Ohio: 2013
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine, Bloomington, Indiana: Volume 16, Issue 2, p. 68-69, 2012
Canvas Creative Arts Magazine, Bloomington, Indiana: Volume 16, Issue 1, p. 42-43, 2012
selected group shows
Another Roadside Attraction, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, Indiana, 2013
9th Annual Rites of Passage, Manifest Gallery, Cinncinnati, Ohio, 2013
Around The World, Liz Long Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2012
Tall is Short, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, Indiana, 2012