TRACKS

Every morning I walk along the dirt roads near my house at the edge of Joshua Tree National Park. I walk at sunrise and rarely see another person, and only occasionally see animals or birds. Yet their presence is everywhere evident. Tracks stretch out ahead of me – layers of vehicular markings going in the same direction, intersected by animal and bird tracks going all over the place.

 

As I walk along the same route each day I begin to see the tracks as palimpsests – layers of human and animal experience in tenuous coexistence. As I later draw them, I learn to distinguish cottontail from jackrabbit; road runner from quail; lizard from snake. This in turn helps me notice more details on my walks. My walking deepens my experience of drawing; my drawing deepens my experience of walking.

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Tracks black and white #1 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks black and white #3 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks black and white #4 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks brown and white #1 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks brown and white #3 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks brown and white #5 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks brown and white #6 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks b&w #10 (2019) Gel pen on paper, 8" x 6" Unframed $15

Tracks b&w #15 (2019) Gel pen on paper, 8" x 6" Unframed $15

Tracks b&w #22 (2019) Gel pen on paper, 6" x 6" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks b&w #19 (2019) Gel pen on paper, 6" x 6" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks b&w #21 (2019) Gel pen on paper, 6" x 6" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley

Tracks zine (2018)

Tracks zine (2018)

Zine about my daily walks in the desert (click to go to zines) $8

Jillian Sandell:  jilliansandell[at]yahoo.com  •  IG: @morethanadequate

Douglas Blanc:  zendoug[at]gmail.com  •  IG:  @zendoug1969

Tracks brown and white #5 (2017) Gel pen on paper, 8.5" x 5.5" Framed $30 Currently on display at the CA Welcome Center in Yucca Valley