This is a mixed-media map of downtown streets and bike routes from 2011. The map encompasses Loring Park (where I lived), downtown Minneapolis, and North East Minneapolis (where my painting studio was). It began with dozens of printouts from the Minneapolis park board website . I then put the pieces together like a giant puzzle and began painting over the printouts. I personalized the map by highlighting areas and routes I frequented.
Originally I had planned to make the bike routes more prominent and intended the map to be more informational, but as I worked on the painting it seemed to take on a life of its own.
I like to describe it as a semi-giant work on paper…. because it seems especially giant if you live in a 400 sq ft studio apartment. click here for info on buying.