Isabel Turban’s abstract paintings are created from transfers, acrylic, charcoal and other mixed media applied in layers onto canvas or paper. Throughout Turban’s work process, collected maps gathered from various travels are the most significant material as they fuel inspiration for the work. For the artist, these maps represent happy moments, cultural experiences, and political history all at once. The finished paintings are a manifestation of these elements, which represent Turban’s own idyllic albeit inexistent space. Ultimately, the physical places in the maps become unimportant in lieu of the memories that refuse to be forgotten.