As part of Southern Exposure's Passive/Aggressive Juried Public Art Day
, Chris collaborated with Jessica Watson on a project that highlighted a history of SoEx's neighborhood that had long been since forgotten.
The train was once the main method of long distance travel that forced riders to sit, wait and take in their surroundings. This project followed part of route of the historic South Pacific Railroad line along Harrison Street with markers acting as stations inviting participants to "hop on board" while providing interesting facts about the railroad and its long history. The route ended at a train depot (NE corner of 24th and Capp Streets) where participants were greeted by a train attendant and given a uniquely rendered ticket, each featuring a ticket with an original drawing by Chris and a synopsis of the Ocean View Branch Line.
Photography by Jessica Watson.