6′ x 4′
Collage on paper
Earth Scroll is a collaged landscape of many landscapes, a hybrid of places forming a archipelago of skies and lands. The many smaller pictures that create the single larger picture were connected together like Scrabble letters or jigsaw puzzle pieces – some approximate similarity (either a color, a texture, or the context) to tie the places together. Thus, the picture grew organically, as features grew out in all directions and eventually the gaps became filled in. The original landscape pictures are morphed into abstract, impossible formations, yet still appear somewhat believable due to the crisp quality of the photographic medium. For the viewer, Earth Scroll appears like a dizzy map when seen from afar, yet when looking closer at the picture, the different regions become more clear, allowing the eye to wander freely from place to place.