01 November 2009

How one object can accentuate qualities of another object that is completely different from it is something that I find compelling. After countless car trips at night, riding as a passenger, I began to see links between billboards and their surroundings, as well as the dark night that encases all objects. At night, with the exception of the moon, the only light produced is man-made. While the moon sheds light on objects, it does not illuminate like the light from a man-made billboard is able to do. A billboard gives light to everything that surrounds it.

I find that in rural areas, there is very little light on natural objects at night. With the inclusion of billboards and their lights, something not normally seen at night appears. I am very interested in the fact that without these lights, nature would not be seen in these conditions at night. Something natural is exhibited because something un-natural has been placed in the area it has resided in.

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