Miniature in the Mail #59: "Life in the Fast Lane"

 "Life in the Fast Lane," 5x5in., oil on masonite

California takes the art of the highway to the next level, warping and woofing layers of individual lanes, melding and cleaving multiples of lanes sometimes five or six across, all while bringing you as close as distractedly possible to every array of billboard and flashy sign.  The state must engage its best and brightest engineers to put it all together.

In the roughest patches, I was thrilled to discover when we first arrived, there are HOV lanes, but to get into them (or worse, out, if you happen to slip in) you have to cross eight lanes of traffic, run at least a V8 engine, and be a practiced Formula One racer.

Guess that explains all the big vehicles.

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