The gas station is a staple in the American society.
It is constantly buzzing with activitypeople purchasing fuel for their transportation, fuel for their bodies, and fuel for their vices. The gas station is a modern watering hole that seems to never rest; the 24-hour stations are constant providers with no peace to be had. So, then, how odd is it to come across a gas station closed for the evening and actually take the time to explore its grounds?
What started out as a search for anywhere to get gas at 2 a.m., ended as a specific search for gas stations that were closed for the night. The body of work reflects the actual journey of the artist and her search for these locations, as well as forces the viewer to be attentive to the places that would normally be overlooked if they were on the typical 2 a.m. quest for an open gas station. This work celebrates the quietness of the late night and the sense of peaceful solitude it brings to the busy daytime gas station.