Dan Mills makes visual observations about current and historic events that impact our time. Using the conceptual space of maps and a painter’s vocabulary, he abstracts data and information in ways to instill a different understanding of the complex and often difficult ideas they hold. Mills often combines painting with collage, drawing, and printmaking processes to make works that vary in size from the diminutive dimensions of a child’s atlas to paintings over twelve feet wide. His process transforms the analytical language of cartography and data visualization into charged representations of the world that invoke a more visceral and palpable response.