Piece description from the artist
A hay bale on the Kansas Plains, half way between Hays and Salina Kansas. (2006) An excerpt from the book "One Million Miles a Visual Memoir" which was one of two books this image was published in. "I traverse the country covering 600-700 miles a day. … We hear of photographers returning again and again to a location thus building a connection to a place. … I've re-visited these sites year after year, and season after season." This image can also be found in the book "Barns Structures n' such". Both of the books containing this image can be found on itunes as ibooks.
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.