36K-277 is an ordinary regional highway. This road connects my home with my parents' house. And here along the way the number of roadside monuments or cenotaphs (memorials erected in places of fatal car accidents) increases year after year.
Sometimes I don’t want to notice these memorials and refuse even to think about the death. But no matter how hard I try to ignore the cenotaphs — and therefore the facts of people’s deaths on this highway — I fail to do it.
The grief at the sudden death on the road becomes so huge that it echoes from the roadside memorials and reaches a large number of people through times.
Work on the 36K-277 project helps me to share my own fear of death and get through my pain of loss.
New Artist, Victoria Art Gallery, Samara, Russia