On The Road is itinerant in nature. It begins with smoky notes of benzoin and birch reminiscent of the hot asphalt and grittiness of New York City. Punctuated by forays into tobacco filled bars where a new era in music is being defined by the Jazz greats, our journey takes us through the openness of the dusty cornfields of a Mid-Western America and rises to the cedar forests of a Pacific Coast. The restlessness of the journey finally gives way to the optimism left by the fresh green fragrance of galbanum, citrus and bergamot.
On The Road features the photographs of the artist Cedric Christie. Shot on 35mm film while on a trip across the country, Christie captures the grit and hope of a modern America from the inner city to the open country. The photos provide a snapshot of the fragrance journey captured as art.
Cedric Christie lives and works in London. His work is a critical appraisal of colour and modernism as well as the exploration of the journey to form and meaning. His signature artworks, noted for their use of steel, scaffolding tube, snooker balls, cars, chalk lines, graphic text and the commercial fabrication process, have resulted in a string of solo shows and public art commissions both in the UK and internationally in Brussels, Antwerp and New York. Cedric's work is collected widely, notably in the collections of Anita Zabludowicz, David Roberts, Unilever, Derwent Valley Holdings and The University of Bedford.
Cedric is represented by Flowers Gallery.