Amazing paper art using maps and little red map pins. By Shannon Rankin -materials challenge for class

Who knew that a bunch of maps, and a box full of pins could be this fantastic? Well, American artist Shannon Rankin I suppose. I am in complete awe of her creativity and beautiful attention to detail … and I bet she never, ever gets lost.

Stunning Ink and Pencil Portraits on Maps - My Modern Metropolis

Stunning Ink and Pencil Portraits on Maps

Stunning Ink and Pencil Portraits on Maps - Great Creative Imagination project. All students would be given a paper map for this project.

Maps illustrations by Ed Fairburn -- stunning. Maybe I need a Maps pin board.

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps - Stafford Lane by Ed Fairburn via My Modern Metropolis

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funny-maps-portrait-painting-faces-texturess maybe im a fangirl but this reminds me of Gaea in the heroes of Olympus series

Fictional Landscapes by Kyle Kirkpatrick #Diorama #Books #Landscape

Book art miniature lilliput world Fictional Landscapes by Kyle Kirkpatrick

Anthology Magazine | Artwork | Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

‘Norwich’, ink on an original map of Norwich – the third addition to the Quarter Scale Series. by Ed Fairburn *** Road maps overlayed would be a sweet idea!

New Cut and Contoured Map Portrait by Ed Fairburn - My Modern Metropolis

New Cut and Contoured Map Portrait by Ed Fairburn

Artist Ed Fairburn continues to push his creative limits with these new map portraits. In the piece shown above, a Bristol street map has been carefully cut and drawn on, revealing the side of a.

Cartography Map Embroidery Collage by Shannon Rankin, "Passage". Archival Print 11 x 17 USD 30.00 available from selflesh | Shannon Rankin via Etsy @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/36750626/embroidery-birds-mountains-pattern?

ARCHIVAL PRINT Passage / map collage cartography travel birds mountains pattern embroidery geometry red thread via Etsy

'Urban fragments' map art quilt by Eszter Bornemisza (2011)

Textile/quilt work 'Urban fragments' map art quilt by Eszter Bornemisza for Voices quilt art exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen jan-Feb

maps of shannon rankin

Shannon Rankin's Maps are good inspiration for collage, sewing on paper, and the study of shapes. Maps also bring up ideas of memory, travel, history/geography etc.

Delicately interwoven like veins, the tiny green, blue and red strips of maps used to create these incredible sculptures are molded around a packing tape form to create a three-dimensional shape. Artist Nikki Rosato removes the land masses, leaving nothing but the roads and rivers behind, reinforcing the paper with wire as necessary...

These 15 artists cut, sculpt and rearrange paper maps, create their own from unexpected materials like money or use them to illustrate interesting data.

UK-based artist Susan Stockwell  create dresses made of paper maps and money are Susan Stockwell’s sculptural study on colonialism and the British empire.

Dresses made of paper maps and money by Susan Stockwell

Susan stockwell, Highland Dress, life-sized female dress composed of ordinance survey maps of the Scottish Highlands glued together.

℘ Paper Dress Prettiness ℘ art dress made of paper - Susan Stockwell

℘ Paper Dress Prettiness ℘ art dress made of paper - Susan Stockwell

Discarded Maps Recycled Into Impressive Human Portraits

Discarded Maps Recycled Into Impressive Human Portraits

Hand-Cut Roadmap Silhouettes - Nikki Rosato creates these enigmatic silhouettes by cutting out everything but the roads on old maps and trimming them into the shape of a person.

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