38.212 degrees N, - 122.337 degrees W: Front Room
ink and photocopy image transfer
14 x 11 in.
The Marin coastline in California is peppered with abandoned bunkers, forts, and batteries. I am attracted to exploring these sites, because of the weighty, rich sense of history they possess. Wandering through these ruins, I wonder what it must have been like to wait day after day for an attack from the Russians or Japanese, staring out at the ocean, a wide expanse of flat nothing. Memories fade or emerge as we grow older, just as buildings break down and fall apart as time passes.
Shelley, Marie, “38.212 degrees N, - 122.337 degrees W: Front Room,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed February 14, 2016, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1744.