Hughen/Starkweather create collaborative artworks that explore the layers, complexities, and patterns that comprise a specific place. They research a location using current and historic photographs, maps, data, and personal interviews. The resulting artworks map the unique forms derived from the built systems and natural movements of a place. Their work has been included in Cartographic Imagination: Mapping in Contemporary California Art at San Francisco State University, among other exhibitions, and commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission for the Art on Market Street program. They were artists-in-residence at Oxbow (California) in 2010. The artists have been collaborating since 2006, and live and work in San Francisco.