Leslie Browne’s road paintings are arbitrary landscapes of streets and freeways which put strangeness and romance into the every-day event of driving. These road paintings make a comparison of the digital highways to the street highways. Whether looking into the monitor of a computer or through the windshield of a car, where we are is not as important as where we (think) we are going. We rarely experience our lives in ‘real time’.
The symbol of being on the road is somehow hopeful. The idea of having control over one’s destiny; having the freedom to move forward, gives a feeling of adventure, portrayed in the image of cars on the road.