They form a touching genre of art or design.
Highway departments began to tolerate them after 9/11. Phillip March Jones collects them in his book Points of Departure: Roadside Memorial Polaroids.
“Roadside memorials mark geographical points of departure in a landscape
that is generally devoid of real human interaction or activity. We pass them at
sixty miles an hour, sometimes glancing back, but are never afforded the time
to actually see them. This project is about slowing down.” ~ Phillip March Jones
Wyatt Williams of [ Creative Loafing ] interviewed the author about his book.
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