The Cartography series is Howells’ original work constructed of cardboard tiles. Making art in a location where he could not purchase and transport large canvases, Howells made the work from small pieces of cardboard found on the street and pieced them together.
The use of repurposed materials allowed him to explore new themes, styles and scale without feeling the pressure of permanence attached to other mediums. He discovered that modularity also allowed the work to be continuously modified and expanded, being able to customize entire sections, adapting the artwork to fit in different locations. The work featured here is the combination of three different pieces, drawn and painted over a period of ten years.