For two years, I had worked on a collection inspired by my hometown, Greendale (all works are in inks). I drew inspiration from Greendale’s history, being a planned community. The work itself looks like frontal architectural drawings, as if I were the urban engineer planning my town. The main piece, titled “Greendale, WI” is on vellum paper, which is often used in architectural renderings. The supporting pieces are on postcard size paper, as if to be advertisements to others about the upcoming planned community. My work is now evoking a psychological response, nostalgia, from others based on familiar geography to them. This work then becomes focused not only on my own experiences, but on that of a community.
To date, this project has earned me five commissions and the entire collection is sold out!