This is the first iteration in a series of graphic studies I've been working on recently for an advanced graphic representation class. Our task was to synthesize a range of images from one professional work. JCFO's Urban Metabolism was my topic choice. I pulled compelling elements from each image then, by layering, formed a composite image. The abstraction this created is amazingly complex. It's messy, intricate, hierarchical, and vivid- similar to the original images of Rotterdam. The final product is a reiteration that clarifies the important aspects of the 4 composite images.