Sweet Island is a project I did for a group show at Washington Street Art Center in Somerville, Massachusetts. Everyone participating in the show submitted ideas, and the ideas were picked at random and assigned to each artist. My assignment was to make a map to an imaginary place. This was perfect for me! I knew right away I would draw the map the same way I draw maps for when I'm biking or driving somewhere.
I always find it useful to make a map of where I'm going to really understand what to expect along the journey. This is a bit tedious and cumbersome in today's GPS navigation world, but I find making these maps give me a clearer understanding of where I'm going, and I have a better chance of remembering the route for future trips.
For Sweet Island I drew roads and landmarks that came from my imagination and my past. It was fun connecting the real with fiction and finding the fabled everlasting taffy at the end. I think the journey to Sweet Island would be adventurous and terrifying.
Sweet Island 1, 2017 © Traverse Day Robinette
Sweet Island 2, 2017 © Traverse Day Robinette
Sweet Island 3, 2017 © Traverse Day Robinette
Sweet Island 4, 2017 © Traverse Day Robinette
Sweet Island 5, 2017 © Traverse Day Robinette