America Witnessed is my attempt at making sense of American culture in the first part of the 21st century. I grew up in a rural town in Western Kentucky, and have spent most of my adult life in NYC. I understand the differing political attitudes that are pulling on the seam of this nation’s collective fabric, and my project began as an attempt at introducing these two worlds to one another. I had been working on this project for 10 years sporadically, when I decided I needed to round out my project. In the spring of 2012, I decided to take a cross-country road trip, and visit the regions of the country that I had never been to. I met many people in bars and diners, and tried to get a sense of what life was like in these places. In all, I travelled for 6 weeks, over 10,500 miles, and across 26 states. Throughout my journey, I explored my own notions of cause and effect, and this project is my interpretation of American life in our time.