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Sturgis Rider
Sturgis Rider
monotype with chine colle and polyplate litho

The Lone Road
Travel has always inspired my art and recording my journey informs the series entitled The Lone Road.
Each summer I log thousands of hours riding my motorcycle in some of the most beautiful country in the North America. Hundreds of those miles with only the sound of rubber on asphalt. I absorb the myriad smells each season brings and take in the visuals with a painter´s eye.

The world goes by with high notes glimpsed in my peripheral vision. A look down might find a beautiful butterfly stuck to my windshield and moments later, it´s torn away. A lone sunflower with its head above a field of wheat, here then gone. Roads dappled with warm sun and cool shadows wind through red rock canyon and chilly mountain passes.

Many of my monotypes are the results of long hours in a meditative state. They are an attempt to express the colors of weather, glimpsed farmsteads, plowed fields, late snows, bloody road kills, billboards, and lights reflecting off we pavement.

More recently I have been inspired by my connection with other women riders. I have gone back into open source archives to find documentation of the early days when women riders were few and often seen as a novelty.

I am very excited by my next direction, to document the women I see on the road and at rallys each summer. I´m always looking for women riders to immortalize. So, if you have photographs, please share with me. I will give all contributions full credit! And stop by later and see what I´ve been up to. Or join my mailing list and receive an occasional newsletter.

I hope to see you on the road!