This is a mixed-media painted map of Loring Park (where I lived in 2011), downtown Minneapolis, and North East Minneapolis (where my painting studio was).
Originally I had intended the map to be more informational/literal, but as I applied paint and added color it seemed to take on a life of its own. It became more like a self portrait in the form of a map. It depicts the important places in my life during that time period and through color and form conveys their significance to me.
I liked to describe it as a semi-giant work on paper…. because it seems especially giant if you live in a 350 sq ft studio apartment.