Monday, 26 January 2015
like leaves on a muddy stream
The foreground layer contains art that is cartographic but abstract: it does not correspond to anything in the real world. There's a reproduction, in puzzle pieces, of a drawing with felt-tip marker—brown & red on cream paper—by a mysterious outsider artist known only as "Michael." Also in that layer are some details—black & white squares—from an acrylic painting by Guillermo Kuitca.
The background layer was an experiment. I printed a bunch of maps of all different types (roads, cities, topo, geologic, hand-drawn, & so on), about 25 in all, on clear sticky paper and layered them on top of each other. I figured it would turn out dark and muddy.... and so it did. =laugh=