This mixed media piece began with an old road map found along a rural country road in Minnesota. Seeking a way to repurpose this gift led to the pondering of road trips, especially those without an agenda. When sound waves from an old and familiar song, “Ventura Highway”, by the band America, danced through the air, the work was born. The lyrics of the song evoke fond memories of warm summer days and the promise of adventure. Vintage 1960s and 70s photos from Ventura and its coastline, the image of an old 45rpm record, handmade boho beads, the color of denim and the classic fabric daisy unite in an way that gives “Ventura Highway” a southern California ocean vibe that still resonates in that community today.