Influenced by maps from art history books of ancient settlements and the drawings and observations in Edmund N. Bacon’s Design of Cities the Plans series of fictional neighborhoods developed from a sketchbook made during a period where my time working in the studio was limited. The drawings necessarily needed to be faster and less obsessively detailed than the other drawing series I have been engage in making for the last 18 years. Simply put, the Plans series uses a cartographic-like vernacular as a compositional language. There are only a couple of rules that I generally follow but other than those each drawing is an organic process of action and reaction that begins at a random point on the paper.
Click on image to zoom