38.634 degrees N, -122.542 degrees W: Outer Buildings
ink and photocopy image transfer
14.5 x 9 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, “38.634 degrees N, -122.542 degrees W: Outer Buildings,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed August 1, 2015, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1745.