Embroidered map of Denver, Colorado.
Notice how some of the roads are more or less parallel to the river. The oldest parts of of the city are within that triangle. Later, a more north/south grid was grafted on. Even later, the larger arterial roads and freeway were built.
The arterial roads do resemble arteries, moving around the lifeblood of the city.
Acrylic paint & embroidery thread on canvas.