A road is a man-made river that runs in two directions.
The road provides the perfect vantage from which to observe the changing nature of landscape. It also reminds us of the presence of man, even when man is not present.
Beginning with the uninhabited forest, the road travels through the landscape we refer to as “country,” an area of farms and open space in which people dig out and dig in. Establishing homesteads that dot the face of nature—far enough apart to allow distance, close enough to allow comfort.
From the country the road flows into the “city.” This is where man creates and recreates the earth to conform to his vision of what it should look like. His idea of what will give him warmth, comfort, and community. Compared to the country the structures feel as if they are almost on top of each other—there is hardly any room between them. The city is man’s attempt to dominate the forces of nature and hold the darkness at bay.