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Wind Map
digital print
26" x 14"
Wind Map Detail #1
Digital Print

Wind moves without challenge across earthly terrains, borders, and oceans. It is invisible, but has profound effects on our mobility, economic fortunes, and ability to thrive in any given climate. It is therefore a holder of many of our hopes and anxieties. Including personified representations of wind at the edges of the world in early modern European maps was an expression of the unknown, uncontrollable, and/or unpredictable. Including a reference to a fickle wind god was a way to include a “disclaimer” in planning tools like maps - a way to acknowledge the limits of new scientific knowledge. Wind Map is a digital study for a series of paintings I am working on in which I play with these cartographic signs to create a map of winds that have influenced my family’s arrival in the San Francisco Bay Area. This map is a view from the west coast (bottom of the map) across the Atlantic ocean and towards the Mediterranean (top of the map.)

Signed archival inkjet print on Moab Entrada Natural paper. 26" x 14" (includes a 1" inch white border)
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