490 Miles

490 Miles

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles

490 Miles

West Virginia Map

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles

490 Miles

Vernacular Gesture

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles

490 Miles

Projected Map on Hand

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles

490 Miles

Corresponding Line Marked

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

Line Mapped on Hand

Line Mapped on Hand

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

490 Miles

490 Miles

Transcription of Palm Reading

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles

490 Miles

Transcription of Palm Reading

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles Book

490 Miles Book

Book Spread

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).

490 Miles

490 Miles

For nine months spanning August 2008 and through May 2009, I commuted twice a week between Huntington, WV and Buffalo, NY. This series of photographs makes use of a vernacular hand gesture, common in West Virginia, which serves as an impromptu map of the state. The drawn line that becomes visible in the final two images in the sequence corresponds to the route that was driven between Huntington and Buffalo. With this piece of personal geography mapped on my hand, I visited a palm reader, located along the route, to have the line interpreted, as it existed within the arrangement of my natural palm print.

Hardcover. Accordion fold. 10 panels. 7″ x 7″ (folded), 42″ x 7″ (unfolded).