I am about to hit the road again to get me from the farm to Cold Spring where I can get back to work on this monster. Along the way I will be sprinkling more of those 2 by 2 1/2" tiles. Tell me if you find one! These days I sometimes stick them up with poster mounts. Look for them at about eye level i\n gas stations, restaurants, motels, parks, rest areas! Good luck! It would be great to hear from a couple of you!
In the summer of 1963 I began drawing a map of an imaginary city. The work started as a doodle done in the spare time I had while working at a tedious job. I continued to add to that map through the years until, in 1983, I set it aside to put my free time to other use.
The Map was stored in the attic of our home in Cold Spring, New York. It gathered dust. My son, Henry, found it one day while rummaging around. He brought it down to me and asked what it was. Seeing it then triggered me to dust it off and continue the project.
It now comprises almost 3100 individual eight by ten inch panels. Its execution, in acrylic, marker, colored pencil, ink, collage, and inkjet print on heavy paper, is dictated by the interplay between an elaborate set of rules and randomly generated instructions.