"HIGHWAY ART" Exhibition
Jill Carey Michaels
mixed media paintings "Hghway Art" were inspired by the uniquely American experience of driving coast to coast on the interstate. They reflect her impression of modern American landscape, as billboards, tollbooths, road signs, truck stops and skylines rushed past her car window, coming in and out of focus. To create panoramic scenic effects, Michaels painted, drew, photographed and collaged everyday objects within the layers of iconic highway imagery, digitally transfering symbols, maps and words onto a canvas of animated paint strokes.