Karey Kessler

This Ungraspable Whole, ink on paper, 36”x72”, 2021

I create organic, dreamlike maps that use geographic imagery and words to represent the entangled ways in which our mind, time, and place are deeply interconnected.

We live in a world that is digitally mapped all the way from outer space right down to our front-doors, and yet we still have no idea why we are here, or what here really means.

Working with traditional materials such as watercolor, archival ink, stencils, stamps, and freehand writing I am able to depict more than what can be seen. My maps contain ideas about physical places, but also spiritual places, internal spaces, and places that are somewhere else in time.