I see maps as texts for interpreting landscape, spatially and in time. By drawing on maps with a knife, I erase the surface to create voids which the viewer may fill with memories, questions, or imaginings of the deep recesses of the planet below. Collaging the remains, whether on paper or in “natural” settings, creates more imaginary experiences of these places, like overinflated joy or coming to be totally lost. In my paintings, color-matching wildlife and landmarks in ink bring emphasis back to the power of earth’s topography. Instead of forming concrete images, I recreate place through “pixels,” in which I build the textures and atmosphere of a site through color-based details (specific plants, bodies of water, local brick and stone, etc). No matter the medium, my goal is to guide the viewer past the static map into places that never stop changing.