Piece description from the artist
The image is a unique abstract interpretation of a map of the Fenway Park/Back Bay section of Boston. The Charles River is at the top of the image along with Storrow Drive and the Massachusetts Turnpike. The Back Bay Fens is the organic shape seen on the right side of the image. Fenway Park is highlighted in bright red and is the triangular shape in the center of the image.
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.