Mapping New Worlds

Mapping New Worlds

(2012)

In this series, concepts of city development, communication, and abstracted, otherworldly landscapes are explored.  Patterns and symbols from existing maps are referenced and incorporated into the work such as topography and roads.  Further inspiration is drawn from aerial views of landforms and human elements such as cities. 

In an effort to further remove these landscapes from the comfortable reference point of earth, landforms are intentionally misleading.  For example, bodies of water harbor city centers, roads are built over what appears to be clouds, lines appear on a landform and then disappear behind it in another part of the composition.  Once a part of this foreign place seems to reveal rules about development and substance, it breaks them.  What at first seems straightforward reveals a much more complex and mysterious geography.  These new environments explore notions of interconnection, place, and perception.