1994, papers from the places I’ve been, Grandma’s art history notes, gouache, ink, wire, string, stamps, etc., approximately 24 x 60 inches.
This artwork is about the places that I have literally been. It was the first big map that I have ever made. Each country that i have been to, is represented by things that I acquired when I was there, or things that I owned that were relevant to that place. The background ocean was as beautiful as I could make it. I used my grandmother’s art history notes that she wrote as she traveled around Europe in 1924. I covered them in gouache and ink and sewed them together. I made this at a time when I felt that no matter where I was, I was still protected by her psyche.