These canvases were designed in 2009 on a flight to and from Santa Ana, California. I used historic maps of neighborhoods, city buildings and coastlines from around the world to get a wide variety of shapes. I can see these hanging on the wall in my sister's home in California. I'm sure the sunny culture of SoCal inspired my bright colors and bold shape choices. In my search for a new approach to maps, I found a helpful episode of This American Life :: 110: Mapping.