Mr. F and I rely heavily on GPS. After all, we’re usually living in a new place every three months! For the first week or so, we use it to navigate every where we go. Eventually we get to know our paths and crossways and are able to find our way without electronic aid. In the meantime, we make a lot of wrong turns even with help. The work of Los Angeles artist Jenny Hager has me thinking about intersecting paths and the directions we follow.
The roads we think will get us to our destination– the paths that seem most logical, often lead to a dead end or the opposite direction. Then sometimes there is only one way to go. We take that street and follow it until we reach its conclusion. Those are the easiest journeys. The ones where we find our path and simply follow. But it can be in the twists and turns, in the turning this way when we are supposed to go that way, in which we find a destination we didn’t even know we wanted to discover.
All images are via the artist’s website.