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Pearblossom Highway


State Highway 18 CA

Palmdale to Victorville

2000 - 2020


For over 20 years, I have been driving the Pearblossom Highway on my annual

pilgrimage from Los Angeles to Montana. 

In 2000 I began photographing the tires that dotted the road's shoulder.

Painted, piled, half buried, wire added, reflectors, tape...

Tires as markers, defining how to find home.

I continued to photograph new markers yearly, documenting how they were

modified by time or by their makers.

Then they began to disappear.

Road improvements.  More houses built.  Cleaning up the landscape.

Few, if any remain today.

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