Manifest Destiny

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For the first time in years, I am driving across country, from Ithaca, NY to Denver, CO.  It’s a journey back home, to photograph and reflect on my roots as an artist and my childhood in Denver.

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Manifest Destiny.  A good friend put this idea in my head.

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A play on western expansion and our cultural history, but somehow it seems appropriate.

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My goal in photographing out west to is to look at my own destiny, to trace back my history to see what I was and what I’ve become.

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And in driving back, I feel a transformation.  The physical challenges and discomfort somehow become a psychic transformation, or at least that is what I am trying to convince myself.

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Manifest destiny, indeed.  Learning to see myself.

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