Piece description from the artist
This image was part of an exhibit at Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum, entitled the Mythical State of Jefferson in 2009. This is also the book cover to my book "The Mythical State of Jefferson", its imagery focuses on Ashland Mills the capital of the State of Jefferson. Published in 2009 (available in hard cover or on iTunes as an iBook). The book is also in the collections of over fifty two Universities throughout the Northwest.
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.