World Map Collage

Maps conjure adventure and excitement. This one started with sketches and ideas for mixing painting and collaged paper. The fragments behind are letters, invoices and documents from France, ripped and arranged. I like the relationship this project has to sewing. A similar design sense went into putting the papers together by shade, pattern and feel. Indigo blue tinged with turquoise looked so good with all those antiqued papers and white wash and gold-leaf made for the final touch.