Thursday, December 25, 2008


... and a Happy 2009!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Spiral Jetta: A Road Trip through the Land Art of the American West (Culture Trails)

Spiral Jetta is not your everyday family road trip book. It’s more of a journal of a college age woman using a road trip home to visit some larger than life art along the way. The title is a clever combination of Spiral Jetty and Volkswagen Jetta. Her car is the Jetta. The Spiral Jetty is one of her stops along the way, a monumental earthwork near Utah’s Salt Lake. Author Erin Hogan journals her trip in a way that draws you along with her. Not too many “road geeky” travelogue items here. It’s the people she meets, the colorful places she meets them and the trouble of finding oversized art with poor directions and a car not made for back roads. You may even learn about art along the way to Sun Tunnels, Lightning Field, Roden Crater and Double Negative. Bring along a soda. It’s mighty dry in Texas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona.

Buy the book, Spiral Jetta
Sun Tunnels
Lightning Field
Roden Crater
Double Negative