I started working on this piece about three years ago, starting out with just the photographic image and the key. From there, I knew I wanted to use vintage papers as a background, then found the hand-drawn map image in a National Geographic magazine and felt it just belonged to this story somehow. Then I got stuck, set it aside and really couldn't get moving on it until recently.
Can't Find My Way Home came on… "Come down off your throne and leave your body alone. Somebody must change. You are the reason I've been waiting so long. Somebody holds the key", and BOOM… I had my title. That song has been a favorite of mine for many, many years and it could not have been more profoundly right for this work.
"Well, I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time. And I'm wasted and I… can't find my way home."