In preparing for this project, DeLoss McGraw immersed himself in the music and writings of Woody Guthrie, heard firsthand accounts from the townspeople of Okemah, and read The Grapes of Wrath. The result, Hard Traveling, is an intimate and personal gathering of writings chosen by the artist to explore the theme of leaving home.
Ten etchings and four hand painted woodcuts by DeLoss McGraw; selected text by John Steinbeck, Gary Soto, Woody Guthrie, and others. Type hand set and printed by Bill Kelly. Introduction by Dave Hickey. Unbound in a hand painted tray case. 12 1/4" x 14 3/4". Edition of 40. 1989.