Mel Watkin
HOME, 2016
Collection of Adrian M. Pope & Brandon Johnson, Chicago"HOME", 2016
Collection of Adrian M. Pope and Brandon Johnson, ChicagoVanitas: O. AcanthiumVanitas: O. Acanthium

DETAILVanitas: O. Acanthium

DETAILVanitas: O. Acanthiym

DETAIL--very close upVanitas: In Montana There is Winter
and There is JulyVanitas: In Montana There is Winter 
and There is July

DETAILVanitas: ARABESQUE, 2010Vanitas: Arabesque, DETAIL
VISUAL BIOGRAPHY SERIES
2010 - Present
Maps as portraits - Created on commission

Each piece is represented with AN OVERVIEW and A DETAIL

My recent map-based works are over-painted on actual maps of the United States and other international locations through a collaborative process. After a number of conversations with an individual, couple or organization I over paint and sometimes collage maps together to create a visual biography of their family, personal or organizational history.
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