Some of these paintings were part of a larger series (35 paintings) I did about Route 66, that great American incon of our national character. Most were studio oils composed from personal photo stock I took while retraveling the Mother Road. A few were on-site studies in oil or watercolor. I tried to speak to a number of levels of meaning this living monument has to the American experience: symbolic, geographical, historical, psychological, cultural past and present. A lot, I know, but there was at least one painting of the crosscountry continuum that touched on each of these, as well as serving, I hope, as its own monument to the monument; it's own piece of art.