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GPS Line Drawings Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’

Jon Horvath
For this series, Passages, artist and educator Jon Horvath ‘utilized excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road as source material for orchestrated drives on Wisconsin’s alphabetical county trunk highway system. Using GPS technology to track each drive, newly generated line drawings emerge as evidence of Kerouac’s text being written in the landscape.’
Jon Horvath

I love your series, Passages, Jon. Can you talk about the process of making the work?
‘I made Passages in the spring of 2010 by doing a series of drives on Wisconsin roads, which I tracked with GPS technology. One thing that is a bit unique about our road system is that most of the county highways are labeled with a letter, rather than numerically. As far as I can determine, it is the first and only road system in the US to adopt this method of labeling. As a result of some of my photographically based projects, I had become intimately familiar with our county highways and always fantasized about finding a way to “write” something in the landscape, my car functioning as the “pen”.’

Photos of Common Objects by Kate Hutchinson Capture the Beauty in Simplicity

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Kate Hutchinson was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1977, and has been a resident of Montreal, Quebec since a very young age. She received her photographic education at Mount Allison University and Dawson College and recently completed her MFA in photography at Concordia University in 2011.

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Your kitchen counter photographs are so simple and honest, and seem to capture such tiny moments of life. Can you talk about how you started making the pictures?

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