"System" (2002)

"System," 2002
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 39 x 51 inches
Collection of Mehretu-Rankin
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"The investigation of making is illuminating towards that moment rather than the other way around, a reversal of the way that I would approach making a painting before. I think that it gets to a richer illumination of the moment, which is what I was trying to do at the beginning but going about it a little backwards."

-Julie Mehretu