This textile artwork was inspired by the poem with the same title that I wrote on the airplane between Denver Colorado and Shreveport Louisiana in September 2018 after my profound encounter with the Jefferson Grid. I love that in life there is so much we don't understand. It's pretty mysterious. I love what I do as an artist and this love keeps me going. The inspiration I felt through seeing the Jefferson Grid landscape from the plane that day is a mystery to me.
In the Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck spoke of the road being a meeting place, where migrants met and formed a united community. The number 66 is featured on the jacket refering to Highway 66. The road was a place of hardship and comfort; dualities we always need to contend with as humans.