One of the things I admire most is when an artist takes one theme and explores it with great depth over time. For the photographer Bruce Myren his subject is the line that cuts America in half lengthwise. The 40th parallel.
The latitude line N 40° 00’ 00”cuts the United States in half, roughly speaking, passing through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California, and serving as the border between Nebraska and Kansas along the way. The parallel intersects with a full longitudinal degree every 53 miles, creating 52 cartographically significant grid points from coast to coast, each delineating a broom-closet-sized patch of land of about 20 square feet. For the last 20 years, at these unique spots, Bruce Myren has slowly and methodically documented the country in photographs.