Tracks on green

When I was a little boy I loved drawing railroads tracks on a white sheet of paper. The parallel lines of the tracks intersecting and connecting in complicated ways with other tracks fascinated me.

In Spring 1993, while visiting friends in Val d’Orcia, in Tuscany, I came across a sloping field covered with fresh new grass which, as soon as I saw it, made me think of a virgin canvas. I immediately secured permission from the farmer to drive my car through it, trying to recreate on a large scale the pleasure I experienced as a child, drawing a simple yet complicated diagram of parallel lines.