"Palimpsest (old gods)" (2006)
"Palimpsest (old gods)," 2006
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 60 x 84 inches
Collection of Mehretu-Rankin
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery
"With my work, it’s the architecture and the space and the built environment that become a kind of palimpsest, another type of atmosphere. The buildings are so layered, the information can be so layered and disintegrated, that it almost becomes a dust-like atmosphere in the place and palimpsest."