Sunday, February 23, 2014
For all you numbers junkies the Map is now composed of 3111 individual panels covering 1728.3 square feet. If it were perfectly square it would be 41.5 feet on a side. The actual maximum dimensions are 46.7 feet in width and 48.3 feet in height. To mount the entire Map with the standard 1" gaps between panels would require a surface 52.5 feet wide and 53.2 feet long.
The population of the Map is now 16,364,902. There are 441 separate cities in the 29 parishes. The largest city is still Ukrainia at 2,414,234 followed by Geo with 1,663,163 inhabitants.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
That's right folks. I am phasing out the items for sale in my eBay store over the next couple of weeks. Rest assured panels, both originals and prints, will continue to be sold. Contact me for more information on how to acquire your favorite pieces! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I framed these Map panels recently using those clip frames, and I think the results are great! The pieces are hung a half inch apart but still read as one continuous map.
If you use this method and start with a large enough expanse of wall you can continue to collect sections and add them as they become available.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Here is my current palette of paints used on the Map. The 35 colors continue to be remixed, one new color a day. You can see the dates on top of the bottles. The remixing process started about ten years ago when I decided that the palette was too bright. It's now very earthy and subdued. Too much so?