Monday, January 20, 2014

Mapping 2014 Artfully

 

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Above is the result of the map making challenge, Mapping 2014 Artfully, hosted by Jill K. Berry on her website here - http://personal-geographies.com/2013/11/30/call-for-arty-cartophiles-mapping-2014-artfully/

I procrastinated on the project for weeks. I’m not really sure what my goals are for 2014. I had an art play date by my friend Kim Geiser, so I decided to get to work. I started gluing down images that I felt drawn towards in a manner that was pleasing to me. The advantage of working while chatting with a friend is that it helps to not overthink the process. Next I painted black around the collaged images. Finally I added map-like marks with a white jelly pen to further add direction.

I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as I’m not even sure of all the meanings myself. As the year unfolds I will return to this map to rediscover it’s hidden meanings. Perhaps I will make other maps with more definined goals.

3 comments:

back.roads said...

What a cool map! Nice job!

Jill Berry said...

I think that making personal maps is a different process for everyone. I too have made visual journeys that made no real sense at the time, they just "feel" right. I love this map, it reminds me of a poem I wrote which I will send to you.
xoox

Mary C. Nasser said...

Amazing composition and colors.
Does seem so full of symbolism.
Lovely!