New Orleans. New map

New Orleans – amid its watery element. Still have to add the labels but making the map makes me think of all those wonderful walks when I visited there last month.  Somehow the act of map making helps one understand the spirit of a place.  


The Big Easy

Focusing on food, music and architecture, a map of New Orleans.  Including Tennessee William’s home, Marie Laveau’s tomb and Cafe du Monde. Collage on recycled wood panel 24 x 24″.  


Into The Woods

A second alphabet, collage and painted paper on a black background. 30″ x 22″. With a little help from a Latin name or two I was able to complete the entire A to Z.  


Animal ABC

Every project teaches one something. Before I started this I had no idea that the Quoll even existed. ( An Australian mammal in case you are wondering.) X still remains a problem….  Watercolor. 30 x 22″.  


Jane Austen’s map of Bath 

Having finally finished all the necessary research, Jane Austen begins to assemble an invaluable guide to the city of Bath (UK)

Preliminary research and a more finished map with relevant notes.  One hopes Mrs Bennet and co will follow her good advice. 


Under the River ~  A Whale Sampler

Definitely as big as whales.  Whale shaped calligraphy.  14 x 11″. Ink on paper

Under The Ice 2. Must be as big as whales now.

Undisturbed under the ice, the fish must be as big as whales by now.  

  • More fish prints.  8″ x 5″. On rice paper and found book pages from an old French dictionary 

Prospect Park, Brooklyn- more maps

Inside most of the weekend. Dreaming of Spring and perhaps a trip to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Pen and ink on paper. 14 x 11″.



A map of Dartmouth, New Hampshire

Finally finished on this freezing Friday. A map of Dartmouth, New Hampshire acrylic on wood panel. 24 x 24″. Next I think a map of somewhere warm. That way I can at least dream of sunshine.


Wishful Thinking. Spring Florals

Wishful thinking – a pair of wannabe spring florals, paper whites and anemones. Acrylic on wood panels, 12 x 36 “.