Piece description from the artist
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON- This is an abstract map of Seattle- Includes the central region, with Green Lake/Phinney Lake area at the very top and Mt. Baker at the very bottom. Includes the neighborhoods East of 15th Avenue including Fremont, Wallingford, Laurelhurst, Ravenna, the University District, Eastlake, Queen Anne, Westlake, Capitol Hill, Madrona, Leschi and downtown Seattle- the area around the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Harbor Island is shown at the bottom left and the Lacey Murrow Bridge is shown at the bottom right crossing into Roanoke. The cycling routes are indicated by an orange-pink color.
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.