Portfolio > 2020: Talismans for Travelers II

Cotton canvas & thread, oak, brass
80" h x 57" w


Circumnavigation offers a map of the Travelers’ journey as a wandering, hand-stitched line of blue across raw canvas. Without scale, landmarks or coordinates, this “map” emphasizes the subjective nature of experience: each moment is another step into the unknown. Our paths are shaped by our intentions, but also by our history, our assumptions, our strengths and weaknesses, our blind spots. It’s only in mathematical abstraction that the shortest line between two points is a straight line. Real life takes us on more wandering paths.