"Enclosed Resurgence" (2001)

"Enclosed Resurgence," 2001
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
Collection of Jenny Liu
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"I developed a whole language and body of work that evolved from that investigation. But the thing that kept it all together and that keeps me going is the painting—making the pictures—and drawing. In getting lost in doing that, language is invented. And that shows you something you never thought you would know about yourself or understand."

-Julie Mehretu