I have spent the majority of my life in California. I was born and raised along the Southern California coast, moved to Northern California for college, and have (yet again) called SoCal home for the last ten years. However, in between all of that, there was a brief sorjourn to another state. The six years I spent in Hawaii are the defining ones for me. For the first time, I moved somewhere solely because I wanted to. I found myself there. (Lost myself a few times along the way, but that’s a much longer story.) A piece of me resides in that beautiful state, out in the middle of the ocean, and will always stay there. On a related note, I am a sucker for beautiful map based art. These visual reminders of where I’ve been, where I want to go, places I’ll never see…this is artwork that moves me every single time.
City Prints is a gem of a find, friends. Tony and Katie Rodono understand and celebrate the importance of place in a way that no one else does.
The places we’ve been are an important part of any individual. The places we’ve been have stories – stories that we want to share.
This is what I’m talking about. The California print (above) just plain looks like home. And the Hawaii print? The perfect representation of the place where I truly awakened to who I am, where I am going. Which City Prints piece represents your awakening?