The Whole Enormous Sadness of a Shirt

  •   $100
    | 14"x11"
      Edition of 150
  •   $250
    | 20"x16"
      Edition of 50
  •   $500
    | 24"x20"
      Edition of 25
  •   $1,000
    | 40"x30"
      Edition of 5

The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Jon Horvath
The Whole Enormous Sadness of a Shirt, 2010
from the series Passages

This image was generated by tracking an orchestrated drive with a portable GPS device on Wisconsin's alphabetically labeled county highway system.  The source material for the drive was a passage from Jack Kerouac's, On the Road, and specifically, a selection of text that reflected Kerouac's linguistic style.  The route taken for this drive covered nearly 300 miles of Southeastern Wisconsin's county highways and took just over six and a half hours to complete.  It was one of the final drives of the Passages series, and as such, much of the road landscape had become increasingly familiar to me.  I relied less upon preset directions and was able to drive within a newly established routine.  One theme I was exploring with this work was if the spontaneity and sensation of freedom I read into Kerouac's time was still a realistic possibility within my own.  I'm not certain I came to a conclusion on that end, but the frequent rest stops and body aches of a drive that circles over itself a number of times seemed to indicate that the sensation of freedom came more from the completion of the drive than the travel itself.


Read more about this work in the Artist Statement.

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