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Depending on your point of view, roadside crosses either litter or adorn the highways and back roads of Texas. Some simple wooden crosses, some elaborate, gaily decorated shrines to the dead, these spontaneous memorials remain anonymous to commuters.

My interest in these memorials is purely aesthetic. My computer-manipulated drawings, based on photos of roadside crosses, are printed in bright colors on fabric and hung on a clothesline. Rather than retaining the macabre nature of these roadside crosses, the resulting images convey what can only be described as a prettiness.

Each fabric panel measures 8.5” x 11”. Fabric panels are hung on a clothesline with clothespins. Size of installation can vary depending on the exhibition space.