Symbolizing curiosity, exploration and discovery, maps are both the beginnings and the ends of journeys. They represent the known and the unknown; the found and the searched for; the reality and the mystery.
There are many kinds of maps: maps of exploration; maps of measurement; maps of places and boundaries; maps of conquest; maps of navigation – all of which characterize our human curiosity to explore and understand our world.
Maps need to be “read” to be interpreted and these pieces are intended to encourage the viewer to look past the obvious and question their assumptions between what is known and what is presumed; what is perceived and what is inferred; what is accurately rendered and what has been rendered from the imagination.
The newer work has been a fun exercise in using maps to parse very specific and quirky data and information.
Each piece of the "Compass" series contains elements from antiquarian maps and cartographic treatises from the 16th and 17th centuries.