This bookwork incorporates the content I developed for a photo essay called "Numbers + Lines" published in the on-line fine art periodical, The Forgetory, Issue 3, 2015-16. The theme of this issue is anxiety. As an introduction to the essay, I wrote:
"In July 2015, I flew to Paris for a week to be with my son, Evan, who was studying in London for the summer. He had given me a small black book for my birthday, which I decided to use as a travel journal. Armed with colored pencils and pens, I employed numbers and lines to combat my anxiety about negotiating the challenges of travel: security, customs, long flights, currency exchange and access, ground transportation, reading and speaking a different language, and limited phone and wifi access. All of those digital and analog connections were tracks and channels for transcontinental communing with my son, family, friends, foes, history and culture."