by Andrew Smart in New Art on Saturday 27 August 2011

It’s probably the one thing in the States that would fill the memory card of my camera should I ever travel there. The beautiful signs that run parallel to America’s roads and highways are an inspiring testament to the history of a time when consumerism met design on a large and innocent scale in the 40s and 50s.

Robert Mars’ work remembers these monoliths not in their prime, but a disjointed fraction their former selves, rust starting to appear, bulbs blown, bolts failing. Down a long road covered with the indifference of time.