Jill Pope

Untitled (Seagrass)
acrylic on paper on canvas
12 x 12 in.

Maps are used to define and direct us to a destination. We accept maps as factual and permanent, yet they are subjective, open for interpretation, and inclined to change over time. A map is merely a tool to help guide us on a journey; they lend substance and structure to an otherwise aimless meandering. In my paintings, I join personally charged iconography with layers and sections of actual maps. The richly colored, multi-layered paintings include the suggestion of longitude and latitude, and emphasize a larger grid, helping to secure the memory of place and the ephemeral and fleeting sensation of belonging.

© Jill Pope