Starting in September, 2022, I partnered with the actor and playwright Mark Jenkins - who drove from his home in Wyoming to Denver to see Bob Dylan perform in 1963 - to explore the new Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. Two Seattle-based artists and Dylan enthusiasts, separated by a generation, Mark and I are traveling through Oklahoma exploring how Dylan's art influenced the way we see the world. With Mark’s notebooks and my cameras, we will continue to wonder why Dylan agreed to put his personal archives in Oklahoma and through the voices and stories we find, seek out how the state reflects back on his uniquely American art.
As we traverse the state, with Tulsa as one of the great crossroads cities in America's Heartland, we will search out themes of justice, civil rights, faith, war and violence, inequality, crime and outlaws, beauty, love, Native American culture, protest, and of course, music. We hope to eventually put out a small, self-published book and exhibit.