The World Is an Island imagines the map of the world as a splintered assortment of land floating in a vast ocean. The land formations are the result of exposing sand to cyanotype chemicals for periods of time on each canvas. The piece is a reflection on the fragmentation of the world through artificially drawn borders. Playing on the phrase “no man is an island,” each canvas is a quintessential piece of the puzzle without which the work could not be complete, while the slithering gold leaf ties them together in a continuous assemblage.