This is a piece that I finished recently. I found this beautiful book of maps and bought it with the full intention of saving it forever and using it as just something to look at and enjoy. I was convinced otherwise, and instead of photocopying the pages and using them in this piece, I used the actual pages. I think the great thing about this is that the rich colors and textures that I loved so much about the book stayed intact in this piece. I wanted the piece to still look like a map but be different enough that it would call for a closer investigation of the piece.
For my personal project I want to keep working on this same idea of mapping. I'm very interested in maps, I think because of the patterns that happen in them. I liked the technique that I used for this piece and I want to continue on with it. It's basically collage and stacking of layers in a grid-like manner. I want to try combining different kinds of maps in the same piece. I definitely need to think more about the concepts behind these pieces. I want them to be about more than just patterns and maps. I need to think more about organization and how to push the familiar into something unfamiliar.