I began working on this project 8 months ago, shorty after the new year. It began as a commissioned piece for a friend of mine; the painting was to be influenced by Julie Mehretu, maps, weather patterns and fault lines. I cannot pin point exactly where my inspiration came from, but the canvas has had many faces since January. The inspiration began here (research), went here (where I began setting the textural foundation), then here:
and is now near an ending point, seen below. The process entailed painting layers over layers over layers, reclaiming lines and marks, then making more layers. Much of the texture cannot be seen or appreciated in the photos.