I was inspired by the areal views of the world. I allowed the acrylics and inks to blend together, to twist and turn in an organic fashion, to mimc the flow of water and undulations of the land.
While the painting is narrower than an actual world map, it should be geographically correct.
I am a very practical person and I love the idea of functional art. This map combines both function and beauty. It is a very large piece and has great artistic impact. I loved the idea of having a painting while beautiful, serves to educate also. It has hung in our lounge room and I have enjoyed discussing geography with our kids, while watching the Olympics. If they ask where a country is we merely walk over to the giant world map and locate it.
Mixed media on stretched linen canvas
152.5 x 122cm