Piece description from the artist
Beacon Hill is located on the Boston peninsula, along the Charles River, North of the Boston Common. The image shows the entire neighborhood, along with some sections of the West End. In the Center of the image you see the Charles River, cutting upwards at a vertical diagonal. The line cutting across the river is the Longfellow Bridge, which connects Boston and Cambridge. The Boston Common is at the very bottom of the image.
Beacon Hill is one of Boston's oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods.
Jennifer Carland is an artist who works with mixed media to create abstracted versions of aerial views and city maps. The work that she creates is loosely based on real geography and is abstracted so that the shapes, line, and color of the maps are altered to create a unique piece of artwork, showing an artistic representation of a real place.
Jennifer works with a variety of artistic materials and is fascinated by aerial views of the world around her. Each finished piece that she creates is of a map carefully selected for its geographical attributes and visual appeal then altered to create a unique piece of artwork. The finished product is a combination of hand-drawn and digitally altered images with many layers of colors and textures. The focus of her work is on interpreting the lines and shapes of a city map and changing the purpose of a map from utilitarian to conceptual. She intends to make the viewer think about their own place in relation to what is around them and appreciate the beauty in both the built and natural environments.