The Hitchhiker

Dairy Block | Metro Denver

Installation Information

As a teenager, Willem explored the West by scooter and then his first car, a 1939 Plymouth. After high school, he hitchhiked from Seattle to New York City. Along the way, he took many photographs and became fascinated by America's popular culture. The Hitchhiker documents that period of his life: the globe represents a love of travel and adventure, the camera reflects an interest in documenting his environment, the flashlight is a symbol for his search for a direction in his life, and the house is about the pleasure of returning home at the end of a journey.


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Size and Materials: 86”h x 93”w x 11”d