Limited Edition Prints of 10 and Open Edition Prints
In March 2020 I set out on a 1,500 mile journey along America’s west coast from border to border: San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA tracing Interstate 5, US Highway 101, and California’s Pacific Coast Highway. What I didn’t anticipate is this journey coinciding with one of the most significant health crises in modern human history and the west coast would be its epicenter. Corona Coast started as a pictorial landscape project to capture the natural beauty and culture of our most scenic coast. What it turned into was a reflection of the global fight to “flatten the curve.” Early March also coincided with seasonally rainy weather. Suddenly solitary subjects and dark, moody skies communicated much deeper meaning as Americans practiced “social distancing” and quarantined themselves from their loved ones, friends, and co-workers.
I stripped my preconceived notions of what this project was about and instead sought to reflect the nation’s mood within the landscape as the virus spread across the US. It was as if the landscape was speaking for the mood of the world. The Corona Coast collection captures it.