Artist creates portraits out of old maps

Nikki Rosato - Two BostonsWired has a fascinating feature on Nikki Rosato, an artist who creates artwork from discarded maps.

Her method involves carefully cutting out non-linear map features with a knife, leaving behind a delicate lattice of roads and waterways. Then combining these networks to create 2d collages and amazing three-dimensional sculptures.

Describing her work she says:

By making portraits in this way, the map actually becomes a delicate skin-like structure. The map serves as a visual system mimicking skin or veins, etc, and it is a system that shapes identity. The map is a memory


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