Encaustic Map Paintings

A few years ago I stumbled across some old nautical charts. I kept them not because I'm a sailor but because I thought they were interesting artifacts--yellowed, marked up with pencil, a coffee stain or two.  One day I started fooling around with them, adding clouds and water and labeled the series "Beneath the Sky." Since then, I've done others that include little paintings or drawings, or made up navigational elements... but really it's just my own imagining at work. 

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