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There is a scribble of asphalt and meandering ribbons of concrete tangled all over North America in a contiguous line of material that connects each of us to whomever else is also in contact. I sometimes marvel at this, walking from my front door and standing on the asphalt looking down at its grimy blackness, wishing I could rest my ear down on it and hear everything like the Indians in an old western film. The pavement I’m standing on is connected to other pavement, concrete, or steel to almost anywhere I can think of. Certainly everywhere you can drive to. Someone in Burnt Church, Tennessee is standing on gravel that is connected by touch to my street, just like someone is in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I can be in New York City in 3 days from my home in the suburban sprawl of Orange County, California without ever touching the earth.

Installation Views

Ed Templeton The Seconds Pass
Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Saint Mark Parish Hall), 2010
Black and white photograph with painting
12.38 x 52 in (31.4 x 132.1 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Old Car at Exxon), 2010
Black and white and color photographs
12.38 x 36.5 in (31.4 x 92.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (All American Asphalt), 2010 
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 42.38 in (31.4 x 107.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Woman on a Bicycle), 2010
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 47.5 in (31.4 x 120.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Driving/Bikini Island), 2010 
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 49.25 in (31.4 x 125.1 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Ed), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph with painting
12.38 x 51.5 in (31.4 x 130.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Nuke 'Em), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph
12.38 x 48 in (31.4 x 121.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Man with a Mohawk), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting
12.38 x 51.5 in (31.4 x 130.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Girl on Razor Scooter), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph with painting and text
12.38 x 41.75 in (31.4 x 106.0 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Smoking Van), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting 
12.38 x 54.25 in (31.4 x 137.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Mowing the Front Lawn), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting 
12.38 x 47.5 in (31.4 x 120.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Memory Lane), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting
12.38 x 44 in (31.4 x 111.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Boys Darting Across the Street), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting 
12.38 x 44.25 in (31.4 x 112.4 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Wrong Way/Ryder), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph 
12.38 x 49 in (31.4 x 124.5 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Power Train), 2010 
Black and white photograph 
12.38 x 35 in (31.4 x 88.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Batman Window Tinting), 2010 
Black and white photograph 
12.38 x 36 in (31.4 x 91.4 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Homeless Dear God/Buck Fush), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph
12.38 x 36 in (31.4 x 91.4 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Cuchufli), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph 
12.38 x 49.5 in (31.4 x 125.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (2 Guys on a Bike), 2010
Black and white photograph 
12.38 x 46 in (31.4 x 116.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Man Holding Head), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting
12.38 x 48 in (31.4 x 121.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Russian Citibank/Flower Seller), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting 
12.38 x 48.75 in (31.4 x 123.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Pink Car and Boobs), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph 
12.38 x 48.25 in (31.4 x 122.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Police Officer and Woman), 2010 
Black and white and color photograph 
12.38 x 50 in (31.4 x 127.0 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Gallery/Fruit Vendor), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting 
12.38 x 48.25 in (31.4 x 122.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Child Abduction), 2010 
Black and white photograph 
12.38 x 45.25 in (31.4 x 114.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Couple on a Shopping Cart), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting
12.38 x 40.5 in (31.4 x 102.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Map to Stars Homes), 2010 
Black and white photograph with painting 
12.38 x 48 in (31.4 x 121.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Scooter), 2010 
Black and white photograph 
12.38 x 38.75 in (31.4 x 98.4 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Power Lines), 2010
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 45.38 in (31.4 x 115.3 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Women at Gas Station), 2010
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 42 in (31.4 x 106.7 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Squirrel on Power Line), 2010
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 49.13 in (31.4 x 124.8 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Bird), 2010
Black and white photograph with painting
12.38 x 50.75 in (31.4 x 128.9 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Fin), 2010
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 45.13 in (31.4 x 114.6 cm)

Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton
The Seconds Pass (Carrying Heavy Loads), 2010
Black and white photograph
12.38 x 16.88 in (31.4 x 42.9 cm)