Lew Carson: About twelve years ago I found a large envelope with diagrams of body parts. They were an invitation to explore the human form that I found familiar, complex and mysterious. Shortly afterwards, I began to use illustrations from Gray’s Anatomy as source material. I begin by covering each panel with maps. The color is applied with some degree of translucency to allow portions of the maps to be visible. Two layers of content: earth map, body map. A compelling aspect of art is its potential to transport us from the ordinary to the ecstatic, a heightened state of clarity and bliss.