Saturday, June 09, 2007

Map-Art

Just when i get the impression 'I've seen them all' map-art imagery, again i emblazed by the endless creativity and ideas drown by maps in art, it seems to deliver a comprehensible common ground for both very intimate as well as social and political manifestation .

Destiny Deacon. Border patrol, 2006. lightjet print from Polaroid original 80 × 100cm

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This artwork by artist Kathryn Vermillion is based on a 1980 map of the southern portion of Plaquemines Parish. Reports say that as a result of Hurricane Katrina, the southern part of this parish was reclaimed by the Mississippi River...

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Jessica Rankin’s series of ‘mental maps’, with hand-embroidered text and geographic forms on stitched panels of cotton explore ideas of memory, intuition and interpretation. and become places where landscape meets memory.

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Christa Dichgans maps

"Europa" 2005 oil paint, paper collage on canvas 150 x 195 cm

"Peru" 2004. oil paint on canvas, 140 x 100 cm

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Tim McMichael

Via greatmap , the map room and metafilter

3 comments:

JStruan said...

Those are pretty cool. Have you seen the rpg-style map of how Japan sees the US?

http://superpunch.blogspot.com/2007/06/rpg-style-map-of-how-japan-sees-america.html

Princess Haiku said...

These are unique.

Princess Haiku said...

"Here she goes again...." Discovering lovely map upon map upon....