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Derusha photographing old road where road workers test paint along Highway 83, Cherry County, Nebraska, June 2015.

My photographs and videos of roads don't look like roads.  They focus instead on the abstract nature of these manmade surfaces, their histories as recorded in textures, patterns, and colors.  People normally ignore the surfaces of roads, looking at them merely as ways to get from point A to B.  But in many ways, they are not only documents of our existence, but even more so, canvases-- works of art created by a passage of time.  Areas of repair work, cracks and aging, paint spills, weather, tire tracks, skid marks, median strips, animal tracks, human tracks and more combine to form infinite artist compositions.