In a few days, I'm doing my third installation in the Public Spectacle Essay series. A few people have asked about the background and how it started, so I thought I'd post that story here:
In March of 2011, I was driving along I-80 out by the Great Salt Lake. I looked out my passenger window and saw written on a concrete barrier at a rest stop the words I MISS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. The gigantic letters were scrawled in black spray paint. I turned around at the next exit, took a picture, and went on my way. But, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
Since it was graffiti, that section of the wall was either cleaned or replaced by the county. Several months later, when I passed the rest stop again, the words had been erased.