“Drive-in” is a twenty page, artists’ book limited to twenty-five copies for sale. The cover art is relief printed on blue handmade cotton rag paper making each cover’s appearance slightly different than the next. The story addresses the direct and physical realties of growing up and living in the late twentieth century before 9/11, smartphones and social media.
Excerpt from the book:
…The previous day a long-haired ranger at Mount Rushmore told me about an abandoned gold mine in the Black Hills when I asked his recommendation for a place to camp that night. It was near the cabin where he and his girlfriend lived. He came to check on me that evening and told stories of Louis and Clark, General Custer, and Crazy Horse’s nephew, Black Elk. “You get a lot of reading done here in the winter.”
He spoke of the new deputy harassing the locals with the one stoplight in town that was turned on during tourist season and how ticketing a woman for being topless at a motorcycle rally proved useless since there was no law against nudity there. “People back east talk about freedom but they also want to tell you how tall your grass can be…”