Piece description from the artist
Another image in the Mythical State of Jefferson. The Colestin is a small community in Southern Oregon's Jackson County. It is a small community at the foot of Mt Ashland, and buttress the California state line. It is at an elevation of about 3,500ft. (2013)
Byron Dudley was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1964, and grew up both in the suburbs of N.J. and in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn N.Y. He moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1984 to run track and cross country at the University of Oregon.
In 1995, Byron began life as a long haul truck driver. He did so to de-shelf, reorganize, and reinvent his life, and to find some solitude and time to reflect. He never imagined he would drive over a million miles and in doing so rediscover himself and his first passion: producing works of art.