Friday, December 4, 2020

How I choose the panels for sale on eBay....


If you have been following the Map listings on eBay you may be wondering how we choose the panels to list there.

You may already know that when changes are made to a panel they are made on an inkjet copy and not on the original. Each set of changes is referred to as a "generation" of that panel. "Generation" might also be called an iteration.

The retired panels are used to make up sets of the Map. Currently there are six sets, three of which are complete. The first set is the Studio Set, the one being actively worked on by me. The next set, Exhibition Set 1, or Ex 1, was the first complete set to be exhibited at MassMoCA in 2012. Ex 2 and Ex 3 are also complete and are being arcvhived. Ex 4 and 5 are incomplete and atre being added to as panels are retired.

When a retired panel is not needed to help complete the last two sets it goes into a file of "Panels available for sale."

So....(we're getting there...) I use a set of cards (natch!) to go through the "sale" panels and select the ones to be offered. I choose two new panels to replace each one that is sold. 

Got it?

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Jerry on Twitter and Instagram

If you've been following me on Twitter or Instagram you know that I have been posting those 16-panel composite sheets. I started at the top of the Map and am working down in bands from left (West) to right (East). The goofy looking post above was from today and represents a floater, an outlier, at the far northeast corner of the Map. It dates back to a period when I was adding sheets that were not contiguous to existing sheets.

In further news: my wife has been making cloth face masks, and we have been distributing them to friends and relatives. If you would like one email me at They are free.

And, if you want to support that project as well as the Map, you can take a look at the items for sale on Etsy. Many have them have just been reduced by 20%!

Thanks for your support, and stay well!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Go find some Map tiles!

I was in Philadelphia last weekend and placed 6 or 8 of my Map "tiles" on ledges along South Street. If you find one let me know! And if you want to be on my free Map postcard mailing list send your address to

We have now made almost 10,000 (9498) of these little 2 by 2 1/2 inch gems. I give them away at shows and place them on window ledges, weather permitting, when I travel. Go find some! I'll let you know where they are.

And, while you wait to go looking, you can get Jerry's Map prints and cards on Etsy and eBay. We appreciate your patronage!