As a child I remember going on long car rides on weekends. I have fond memories of looking out the passenger window watching the scenery go by. This joy of exploring with a car continued as I began to drive, taking up the weekend drives on my own, going on roads I had never gone on before, with no clear destination in mind. This contrast of moving through space with freedom now confined to the habitual route of the daily commute is a part of my art practice.

The cartographic trace refers to the invisible line of autobiographical data revealing my daily movement however small, over a surface, between buildings, to work, errands, day trips, or longer journeys… the everyday as art. The question I seek to answer through memory, intuition, and digital recording is: how can I manifest the banal act of the cartographic trace into the beautiful.