Through this work, I am finding ways to decode the signs and myths inherent to maps by re-investing their ostensibly utilitarian function with personal narrative. I am interested in the tension between place that is longed for and place that is lived in. This tension is made manifest through imagery that I fragment then seam back together. Singular mapped lines representing borders or coastlines are repeated in multiple, transforming one notation of space into another. By rearranging and reorganizing certain features and structures, I attempt to reclaim my relationship with significant places in my memory. Space then transforms into place, when according to Yi-Fu Tuan, “it feels utterly familiar to us”.