During a small bout of restlessness, I got the idea that it may be fun and a great challenge to compete in a few art competitions. I love the feeling of being pushed to do better and to create something that is true to me on a subject matter that I might otherwise never consider. I hit up the theartlist.com and found a call for entry with the theme of maps. The only requirement was that the piece must include some element of maps within it. The following is my creation and hopefully will be juried into the show. We shall see.
I am asked a lot about my process and how I create one of my mosaics from start to finish. Here is a journal in pictures of sorts. The original drawing was done on a 12x12 art board. I start with an idea on how to do one small area and do not think about any other part of the picture until I get there. With so many pieces to the puzzle, it is too overwhelming to think about it as a whole. I let the picture unfold organically. The pictures where I remove thought from the process and just let it become what it does, are always the most enjoyable to make and the most pleasing to view.