A collection of prints and graphics based on the places I've lived so far.
When I was younger I remember taking road trips to visit my relatives in Orange County, California. Passing through the Los Angeles metro area, all I saw was endless highways, shopping plazas, and palm trees. Only when I was older did I realize without the urban sprawl all this would have been chaparral, a drought-resistant shrub environment.
I created a two color risograph print for a poster exchange with the theme "Home." When I was six I moved across country from California to New Hampshire. My house backed up against a forest and stream where a family of beavers lived. Growing up, I got to see firsthand how they built their dam and lodge and how this transformed the environment into a marshland. Other neighbors on our block were less enthused about the dam, but I like to think the beavers should be entitled to a home as much as we are.
For an online course, I created a map for Austin, TX. My map of Austin shows the main bodies of water and highways, as well as the streets I personally use to get around town. Making this map made me reflect on what gets included and left out on maps. In public maps, who chooses how much detail is important? Do the district and neighborhood boundaries defined by the city reflect the boundaries inhabitants perceive? Which common paths and landmarks do residents actually use for wayfinding?