From my earliest memory, I have been mesmerized by maps with their graphic layouts and informational content. Most maps are static two-dimensional, geographically accurate representations of three-dimensional space. For this body of work, I developed a ‘place-centric’ concept, focusing on the combination of maps; the two-dimensional element and house numbers; the three-dimensional element. When producing work, I use a combination of digitally rendered material with a handcrafted application to bring it beyond the screen. The method in this case is serigraphy overprints, for its serendipitous layering and color qualities.
Throughout the years, I’ve kept a well-detailed list of all of the places I have ever lived, this started out as a practical way to document information that I would have soon forgotten after moving on. As time passes, I reference this list to either add a new address or reminisce about times past. Nostalgia and the company I kept in these places became the main starting themes for this project. I took these memories and information and created abstracted cartographic representations of the addresses I've called home. Each one of the color layers depicts the roommate that I lived with at that residence, the control variable being myself, depicted as magenta in each color scheme. And the numbers represent the house numbers of each location. I chose not to use zip codes, as they can relate to a specific locale. This way the house numbers could be anywhere and be anyone’s.
Oh, the places I’ve lived as you see it now, is intrinsically linked to me, but I hope when looking at each image, the viewer can imagine their own places lived. On their own, each image serves as a snapshot of a time, with those memories incapsulated within the shadowbox. While they are individual in their place, when grouped together they operate as a visual timeline.