but also a way of connecting to the part of the world where I come from. I began composing the Earth’s surface on the screen and wondered why so many lines left a mark on the ground in such a strange way, perhaps farmers made shortcuts in the land and created a diagonal or a curve. The tones changed as you moved from one city to the next. I used the tones and lines in this series to abstract the essence of the part of the Earth’s surface that I was zoomed in on. Each part tells a different story from a different part of the world, yet there is a trace of similarity from Northern Iraq to Northern Africa.