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JOURNEY 4 - Original Topographical Stitched Watercolor Map + Frame.

Beautifully float-framed (no mat) in a minimal white square frame that measures 20” x 20” x 2” deep.

This is an Abstract Map built upon a map of a real place - Mountain Lake and Giles County in Virginia.

This Map is one of five Journey Maps which are part of a larger series that mix real and imagined landscapes in an inquiry of my personal journey through a creative and academic life, motherhood and family life, and, in the moment, navigating the untangling and confusion of divorce. Each Map here presents a known landscape I've mapped many times in layers of topography and geography, using a variety of mediums. The quintessential layer is the sewn lines of colored thread. Amid the lines proscribed by builders, cartographers and the upheaval of tectonic plates, my hand carefully stitched a path, tangled with the myriad moments of life - a journey. I hope you can imagine your own journey in this landscape.

Original Watercolor/Ink/Thread on thick 140gsm watercolor paper, signed & dated by me.

Paper size: 17" x 17"

Frame size: 20” x 20” x 2”

{copyright © Kirsten Sparenborg 2022}


Thank you so much. I’m delighted to share this love of maps and travel - from cities to wilderness - with you!

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