Inkjet prints, 24" x various
May 3-5, 2019, Durham Fruit Company, Durham, NC
"As our teakettle hissed along through a field of mayflowers, we could judge of the sensations of a swallow who skims by trees and bushes with about the same speed. The very permanence of matter seems compromised, and oaks, fields, hills, hitherto esteemed symbols of stability, do absolutely dance by you." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many have documented the effect of train travel on early modern impressions of landscape, one that dissolved the foreground and produced a series of pre-cinematographic snapshots. Misusing the iPhone's automatic panorama function along rail corridors, I search for moments where attempts to stitch together the landscape—long a dream of colonial geographers—come up short.