INTERSECTIONS: FOLK ART MANIFESTATIONS OF MOURNING & WARNING
Intersections was created in order to show respect to those whom have experienced unexpected loss through vehicular fatality. The images were complied in a study over a twenty-month period from 2011-12 in thirteen states across the country. A subject of political and religious discourse in America, most states have sought to ban and remove these memorials. Through documentation, permanence is given to these increasingly temporal folk art practices.
These images are part of a larger exhibition Intersections incorporating still imagery, film and audio installations in collaboration between Jess Myers, Ian Sutherland, David Pritchard, and Michael Golas which debuted at Chicago Art Department Gallery in October of 2012.