I started making fictional maps based on the places I had been when I was 7 years old. My brother and I used to write our own Choose-Your-Own Adventure novels based on my maps. Little did I know that many years later I would be inspired to return to mapmaking.
I create thematic maps featuring parts of actual cities, people , symbols and objects in order to create a story. “I hide secrets in the maps as well”
“The country exists (sort of) in a geographical location on planet earth. I basically changed history a bit – traveled back in time – and moved some things around. The location is secret. It’s encrypted in the maps. There are riddles and secrets in all of my maps. I never disclose the secrets – I want someone to figure it out.”