For some of these works Karen Margolis uses old worn out road maps that have been watercolored and then "bored into" using a soldering iron. There are layers of these maps set on top of each other. For the paintings on paper Margolis is exploring "what thoughts and emotions might look like in the brain". She says: "I translate my interior monologues into molecular patterns of color". The intimacy of these works is so appealing, and especially knowing what she is concerned with recording.