And why wouldn't I like looking at them. There is such innate beauty to be seen. Whether that be the natural forms of land masses that have evolved over the eons, or the strange delineations of countries, and counties, that we humans have imposed on our land. Either way the shapes are wonderfully attractive to me. For example I believe I could stare for hours at what map illustrators do to depict the fjords of Norway. Some of the renderings I have seen look so strikingly similar to the carved rock that they really are that it is almost as breathtaking as being there. As I said almost. Or perhaps it is the realization that
inspiration in looking at maps.
In addition to that I had to insert my own style upon these abstract responses to such a ubiquitous educational and reference tool. So you will also see design work that creeps up in many of my other works. Things like circle shapes and layered rectangles. Shapes that are highly irregular in nature but do contrast nicely with the organic. I have my own ideas that came to light recently for why I do this as well. I believe it goes back to my first round of college a full twenty years ago and one of the art history courses I took. However, I am not certain about that and need to ponder this path of inquiry a little further.
As always I welcome any and all feedback so please do get in touch.
I hope you enjoy the art and thoughts,