Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Trail in Georgia Barely Mentiond

This article barely mentions the Appalachian Trail, but its premise is sort of different, so I thought I'd record it anyway: In the March 2007 issue of Outside Magazine, writer Eric Hansen has an article titled "The School of Sap." It begins so:

"OUT HERE IN NORTH-CENTRAL GEORGIA, where the rental-car map ends and the Appalachian Trail begins, where the meth epidemic is matched only by the Waffle House epidemic, where every interstate off-ramp leads, eventually, into forested hills or naughty little glens down by rivers—out here, art is going to happen. Trees will draw."

Okay, that's the only mention of the Trail in an article about conceptual artist Jonathon Keats, who has been tieing pencils to Leyland cypress trees and letting the wind move the branches while he recorded the movements in 'drawings' on pieces of paper fixed underneath the pencils.

Still ... it's an interesting way of locating the action: "where the rental-car map ends and the Appalachian Trail begins."

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