If they're in front of you they go too fast; if they're behind you they go too slow
Julia Jay Hardman
A Street Road exhibition in guest rooms at the nearby Christiana Motel
September 2017 through April 2020
Julia’s drawing series of trucks on Route 41 for The Christiana Motel humanizes and adds whimsy to one of the most prominent aspects of traffic in the region. She reports that she has kind of fallen in love with big rigs over the course of this year-long project photographing and drawing them. She has yet to meet an actual trucker, but she hopes to. She intends to continue the project with portraits of drivers.
Each of the 12 rooms at The Christiana Motel shows a unique drawing from this series, complemented by a drawing from another of Julia’s ongoing projects - The Infinite Critter Series. Prints and originals are available for purchase at motel reception, 376 Route 41, Christiana, PA.
Julia Jay Hardman is a Delaware-based artist whose work has been shown at numerous places in our region, in particular alternative spaces such as Oddity Bar and the Punk Rock Flea Market as well as Chris White Gallery and the Delaware Contemporary. Her practice and subject matter, rooted in the art of illustration, take in themes of science, narrative, and the shifting boundaries between physical and metaphysical worlds.