David E. Peterson: Semi Trucks, AVA, Atlanta, GA

David E. Peterson, Semi Truck T1, 2011
Acrylic on MDF

March 1 – April 9, 2011

“I have always been fascinated with Semi- Trucks as objects. They always have the most amazing random color combinations, shapes, pin stripes and compositions.  This is exactly the kind of material that I really love.  I decided to go down to the hub of Southern American Logistics, which is at the intersection of Highway 42 and I285 and document the Semi-Trucks.  This location is 6 miles south of my house. I staked out at an abandoned gas station at high noon on Monday, January 17th, 2011, and photographed the endless supply of Semi-Trucks going in and out of the distribution terminals.  After I documented the Semi-Trucks,  I set up a specific set of rules to follow so that when I deconstructed the trucks, I stayed true to their basic colors, lines, forms and shapes and scale.  Each piece is a diptych, the cab is represented on the left and the trailer is on the right.  The result is a precise artistic reduction of the American Semi-Truck.” – David E. Peterson