My old stomping ground.

In my new work, I am continuing to explore the idea of a self portrait. Again using landscapes connected to identity as my central starting idea. I have been doing a lot of research lately on cartography, specifically on the neighbourhood that I grew up in. It's still a strange thing for me to look at a flat aerial Google map image of my childhood neighbourhood. There's a sense of a foreign terrain, an unfamiliarity in the angle of shadows, but once I start to see the shapes of the houses and remember old routes, I start to make sense of how I used this terrain. I think theres also something profoundly pretty about surburban aerial shots. Perhaps it's the added narrative that I've implied in the image, but to me rooftops of houses are way more interesting than rooftops of high rises.