Eric Wilson's Great American Road Trip

Project Statement


My most recent installation is an exploration of the American Road trip, a patriotic exploration loaded with centuries of conflict and struggle. Since our country's beginning, there has been a desire to create an empire spanning a continent. Lewis and Clark opened the west for exploration. Manifest Destiny proclaimed that the land was ours to tame. And in the modern era Dwight D. Eisenhower's interstate highway system, built primarily for defense, paved the whole country for us all. As we spread our country westward we have displaced groups of people and destroyed the land. This installation is a critique of the icon status of the American road trip while proposing questions regarding the consequences of our expansion


University of Arizona Museum of Art, April 11-May 14, 2018

Great American Road Trip

West by Wester

The Myth and the Mirror



3D and Sculptural Work