Conceptually, this work of digital art - entitled "Envisioning Antioch" - is intended to embody the elements of the exhibition and each of its sections using artifacts brought back to the Kelsey in 1927, the drawings of Frederick Woodbridge from the 1927 Michigan expedition, and digital images from the 2004 expedition. It was used to create promotional posters, postcards, the cover of the exhibition catalogue, and a large banner to hang from the upper balcony of the Kelsey Museum.
The foundation of the image is the drawing of the Hadrianic City Gate [1 - see key below] done by Frederick Woodbridge from studies during the 1927 Michigan expedition. Merged into this image from top left are: a mosaic fragment from the Basilica , a plan of the Imperial Cult Sanctuary (Woodbridge) , an ornate compass rose (Woodbridge) , a meander from the Theater , a fragment of the Res Gestae inscription of Augustus , William Ramsey on a donkey with two Turkish guides (1912) , the acroterion from the Imperial Cult Sanctuary (Woodbridge) , and the outer temenos wall of the Temple of Men with Lydia Herring and Hima Mallampati looking toward Antioch . Lower register from the left: the seats of the Theater , the north porch of the Basilica with a cross-inscribed capital , a doorway into the Bath substructures , an elevation of the Imperial Cult Temple (Woodbridge) , and the Cascade north of the City Gate .
This work took shape over the Fall of 2005, reaching its final form in the eleventh version. This reproduction is less than 1/4 the scale of the source file of "Envisioning Antioch," which weighs in at 450 Mb.