Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
The book, Gas Station Bathrooms I Slept In was inspired by solo travels as a youth 'on the road', sneaking into gas station bathrooms at night for shelter, and travels by day, from age eight through fourteen.
The mural photography images are influenced by environmental situations, and made up by utilizing the qualities of shadows, translucent light, and parts of objects that act as a ground reality reference. The mural installations are often mixed-medias of large b/w photos mounted on wood panels with hinges that stand 5' X 7 1/2' to 71/2 X8 feet, creating environments that invite the viewer to walk in and enclose oneself into the suggestive space. They are calculated at angles so when the viewer encloses oneself in them, the images then become cognitive, invoking thought response to conflicting sensations of confinement and sanctuary, consistency and inconsistency in every-day exposures. It is my intention to allow the viewer's thought and imagination by inviting the viewer to participate with one's own concepts, and provoke applications of the photography medium.