I chose this site in Ward 8 of Washington, DC because it is the location of a large mural I worked on extensively last summer with my friends. The project was funded by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and because of my work on the mural, I included this location in my proposal to the DCCAH. I would have never submitted the proposal if it werenâ€™t for that project, and of all times to get a phone call from the mural’s creator, I got one yesterday as I was post-processing the map. Good timing right? Nay, synchronous timing, as usual! My former housemate Jill, the artist behind the muralâ€™s creation, informed me that I had a typo on the website (I made it for her, but have yet to be paid, nudge nudge) and she wanted me to fix it before the Culture Vulture City Paper reporter spots it and made fun of her.
What I like best about this map, and the rest that will be made with this imagery, is that I found a heart! Check the details to see a close-up of it! After all, I really do love my mapsâ€¦