I had built a wall on my psychic map around Winslow, Ariz. — a place to avoid — only because Fate had randomly tossed my friend and me and the car we were in across the desert there 20 years ago. I went back only to find that at the precise moment we were having our own dreams turned upside down, Winslow’s comeback, based in part on art, was just beginning.
I wrote about the car crash, Winslow, the arts, Fate, forgiveness, Marfa and even Station to Station here.
Photos from top: 1. In the basement of the Snowdrift Art Space in downtown Winslow. 2. The Amtrak still stops in Winslow every day. The Station to Station art on rails project will roll through on these same tracks on Sept. 21. 3. El Gran Garage, another massive art space, owned by Paul Ruscha, the brother of Ed Ruscha. 4. The back porch of the beautifully restored La Posada. All photos by Jonathan Thompson.