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Hello travelers.
As a child there are some things that have stuck with me through to adulthood: maps, sewing, and thinking about color.


I remove maps from their original contexts to reinvent them, creating aerial landscapes with
wax, ink, watercolor and tea.
Often times, my maps are made through
free association. I follow contour lines left behind by the ink, creating valleys and mountain ranges as if I were discovering them. Sometimes I use thread, sometimes wax.
Other times I use antique maps as an inspiration, rediscovering places that were then, newly explored.

You might not find your hometown in these drawings and paintings, but you will recognize somewhere you've never been…

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  • Born on June 16
  • Joined December 11, 2005

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About

Hello travelers.
As a child there are some things that have stuck with me through to adulthood: maps, sewing, and thinking about color.


I remove maps from their original contexts to reinvent them, creating aerial landscapes with
wax, ink, watercolor and tea.
Often times, my maps are made through
free association. I follow contour lines left behind by the ink, creating valleys and mountain ranges as if I were discovering them. Sometimes I use thread, sometimes wax.
Other times I use antique maps as an inspiration, rediscovering places that were then, newly explored.

You might not find your hometown in these drawings and paintings, but you will recognize somewhere you've never been.




I have shown my work in galleries across New England, and am a part of a permanent collection at Whitney
Art Works in Portland, ME.

Website: http://zhibit.com/maplady
Blog: http://silentlanguages.blogspot.com

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