"Untitled (2005 drawings)" (2005)

"Untitled (2005 drawings)," 2005
Ink, colored pencil, graphite and watercolor on paper, 21 7/8 x 29 3/4 inches
Collection of Samuel Levy
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"When I was working on the watercolors, there was a phenomenon that I wanted to bring into the painting. As I started to work with that element and bring it into one painting for its different references it was just not working. I kept pushing the color into the painting where there had been an intense amount of drawing and an intense action between all the different marks."

-Julie Mehretu