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Creative Cartography

Cartographic exhibits featuring artworks by Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art students and hosted by the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub.

Exhibit Summary

Inspired by maps, this art exhibition explores the interconnections and contrasts between Old and New.

Students in Prof. Ellen Meissinger’s Art on Paper class, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art, collaborated with the Map and Geospatial Hub, ASU Noble Library, to create an art exhibition inspired by creating unique art pieces on maps. This is the 6th year for this exciting interdisciplinary collaboration between School of Art and the Map and Geospatial Hub. 

The exhibition runs from November 13 – 27, 2019, Noble Library, Map and Geospatial Hub, Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Opening Panel

Artists and Artwork Gallery

Jacqueline Marquez Art

Jacqueline Marquez

OLD FASHIONED 

AZ Map, and Ink      

 

My piece addresses the way old Mexican culture used to be perceived.

Jacqueline Marquez  STEREOTYPES

Jacqueline Marquez

STEREOTYPES

AZ Map, and Ink      

 

My piece addresses the new way Mexican culture is perceived by the media.

Jesus Fabela  FEAR OF THEN

Jesus Fabela

FEAR OF THEN

AZ map, multiple map cutouts, ink and alcohol markers

 

My piece depicts the fear of the past, “monsters under my bed.” I used ink drawings that were cut to show the many monsters from folk tales.

Jesus Fabela  FEAR OF NOW

Jesus Fabela

FEAR OF NOW

AZ map, multiple map cutouts, ink and alcohol markers

 

This piece depicts the fear of gun violence in the modern era. I used rough textures to express corruption and cutouts of guns to show emotions.

Hayden Woodward   LIFE UNBOUND

Hayden Woodward 

LIFE UNBOUND

Collaged map, graphite pencil

 

In this work, a human being is portrayed at both his infant and senior state, representing life and death. His path of time, represented by the collaged golden spirals of map, has been unlocked from linearity, creating a perception that all events are eternal.

Yingni Zou  ANCIENT GREENLAND

Yingni Zou

ANCIENT GREENLAND

Map, watercolor, and pen

 

My piece depicts what the ancient Greenland Sea might have looked like with different creatures. I used watercolor to represent a medieval style map.

Yingni Zou  COLORFUL WONDERLAND

Yingni Zou

COLORFUL WONDERLAND

Map, acrylic, and pen

 

My piece depicts a colorful world with huge plants and lovely little creatures. I used acrylic marker to achieve bright colors and give a new feeling.

Pauline Joson  PAST

Pauline Joson

PAST

Watercolor and collage

 

To incorporate the theme of old, I decided to base this piece on the concept of the past. Since the past has plenty of historical eras and events, I wanted to merge three important eras into one painting: The Stone Age, the Medieval Age, and the Industrial Revolution.

Pauline Joson  FUTURE

Pauline Joson

FUTURE

Watercolor and collage

 

For FUTURE, I wanted to embody the theme of new by creating an ideal, utopian civilization in the future. The outer space above is added to represent the future expanding beyond our reach.

Yulu Wen  THE ANCIENT GUESS

Yulu Wen

THE ANCIENT GUESS

Maps, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and cut paper

 

My old piece shows two ancient peoples’ perceptions of the world, hemispherical dome cosmology from Chinese astronomy and the land floating on the sea.

Yulu Wen  THE FUTURE UNIVERSE

Yulu Wen

THE FUTURE UNIVERSE

Maps, watercolor, gouache, watercolor paper, and cut paper

 

My new piece shows the wonderful scenery of the universe and stars, and expresses that people use science and technology to explore the infinite light years beyond the earth where people live.

Ailing Xie  WITHERED

Ailing Xie

WITHERED

France map, acrylic, ink, and cut paper

 

My artwork presents one withered tree. It uses cut paper, ink, and acrylic to describe the tree becoming old with leaves falling down.

Ailing Xie  LEAFY

Ailing Xie

LEAFY

France map, acrylic, ink and cut paper

 

This artwork presents a grown tree. It uses three different types of cut paper, acrylic, and ink to describe the leafy tree.

Jessica R. Sepulveda  MORNING STAR

Jessica R. Sepulveda

MORNING STAR

AZ map, pen, graphite, watercolor, and Sharpie paint pen

 

The Morning Star piece depicts Isaiah 14:12-15, the Old Testament story that describes the fall of Lucifer. It uses typography to accentuate the aesthetic appeal of the map.

Jessica R. Sepulveda  SCROLL BREAKER

Jessica R. Sepulveda

SCROLL BREAKER

AZ map, pen, graphite, and Sharpie paint pen

 

The Scroll Breaker piece uses Revelations 5:6, the New Testament story that illustrates what Christ has conquered through his death. The idea of good versus evil is contrasted through symbolism.

Natasha Dickinson  WISE

Natasha Dickinson

WISE

maps and watercolor on board

 

To create this tree, I used the natural webbing and ‘root’ systems that are found on maps. From the many systems on this map, an old wise tree emerged.

Natasha Dickinson  YOUTH

Natasha Dickinson

YOUTH

maps and watercolor on board

 

The natural branching systems that are found on maps was used to create this tree. A young growing tree emerged from this map, representing new life. 

Marie Grove  JOURNEY TO THE HIGHWAYS OF CANADA

Marie Grove

JOURNEY TO THE HIGHWAYS OF CANADA

Maps with charcoal and watercolor

 

These four pieces map a journey from the beginning to the end. It uses layering, and plays with transparency in order to convey the goals of the journey.

Sasha Palansky  ASSIMILATION

Sasha Palansky

ASSIMILATION

Map, Charcoal

 

Tom Torlino, a Native American, who was forced to have a Western-style education. His real name is actually Hastiin To’ Haali, but was mispronounced when he was enrolled in school. Americans wanted to transform Native Americans into more “civilized” people. They wanted to, “Save the man, kill the Indian,” a quote from the Carlisle Indian School.

Sasha Palansky  ASSIMILATION

Sasha Palansky

ASSIMILATION

Map, Charcoal

 

Assimilation continues the life story of Tom Torlino, 3 years after he was enrolled at Carlisle Indian School. His traditional garments are gone and a sleek suit and tie takes its place. The school thought that they had finally changed him for the better but the fact is they never killed the Indian. He lived as a true Navajo.

Norah Alshaker  MAPPING THE OLD WORLD

Norah Alshaker

MAPPING THE OLD WORLD

World map, watercolor, and cut paper

 

Shapes from an old map were cut to create continent and painted with watercolor.

Norah Alshaker  MAPPING THE NEW WORLD

Norah Alshaker

MAPPING THE NEW WORLD

World map, watercolor, and cut paper

 

In this piece I took continents that have been cut from an old map and added them to a new map. Cities and countries on the right side of the map I have visited before. On the left of the map are countries and cities I wish to visit in the future.

Matthew Wilcox  THROUGH THE SPIRIT GUIDE

 

 

Matthew Wilcox

THROUGH THE SPIRIT GUIDE

Map, ink, gouache, watercolor, charcoal

 

This piece is a depiction of a spirit guide, providing answers to that which is unknown.  Dressed in an organic headdress with face paint, she’s meant to appear tribal, connected to earth and spirit.

Matthew Wilcox  A NEW GOD

Matthew Wilcox

A NEW GOD  

Map, ink, gouache, watercolor, charcoal

 

A New God is a depiction of a robotic artificial intelligence, providing all knowledge ever known by man; the future of awareness and understanding beyond our organic capability.

Sophia A. Giolitti  BURNT OUT

Sophia A. Giolitti

BURNT OUT

Map, gouache, ballpoint ink pen

 

Burnt Out re-examines the definition of new as it connects to age. Many young people are new to the world in age, but are experiencing phenomenon’s that are associative of old; feeling tired, worn down, and heavy.

Sophia A. Giolitti  YOUNG SOUL

 

Sophia A. Giolitti

YOUNG SOUL

Map, gouache, ballpoint ink pen

 

Young Soul redefines being old. It represents how one is only as old as one feels: if you wake up every day with the mindset that you can learn and experience new things, if you appreciate and are present, you will always see the world with new eyes.

Estebany Mejia  “CONSIDER, ANOTHER WAY.”

Estebany Mejia

“CONSIDER, ANOTHER WAY.”

Multi city maps, ink, graphite, cut paper and chipboard

 

The past self is stuck in a self-destructive limbo of turmoil and pain killers, until the limbo is interrupted from a potential for something more and the cycle ends. The graphic lines and the curves represent the constant movement of the past and present.

The future self stops the self-destructive limbo, the potential future that presents new possibilities. The figure has its fingers in the mouth of the past to personify hope and the will to end the limbo.

Hannah Franklin  HIDDEN TRASH

Hannah Franklin

HIDDEN TRASH

AZ map, watercolor, and cut paper

 

This piece is a satirical treasure map of New Jersey. It uses yellow-toned maps and dark watercolor to show the stereotypical aged and ripped feel of a treasure map.

Hannah Franklin  HIDDEN MONSTERS

Hannah Franklin

HIDDEN MONSTERS

AZ map, watercolor, and cut paper

 

I tend to find faces in patterns in new environments. In this piece, I bring those faces to life to show what I see when looking at these maps.

Erin B. Signori  RADIOACTIVE REACTION

Erin B. Signori

RADIOACTIVE REACTION

AZ map, ink, and cut paper

 

My piece chases a parallel reality in which America progressed to nuclear action during the Cold War. With the use of cut paper and ink the violent and dreadful reality is described.

Erin B. Signori  THE AFTERMATH IS SECONDARY

Erin B. Signori

THE AFTERMATH IS SECONDARY

AZ map, pen and ink

 

This artwork represents the future, aftermath, and adaptation of animals within their new reality. Through pen and ink, I illustrate the effect of nuclear fallout.

Cindy Lui  ANCIENT WILD

Cindy Lui

ANCIENT WILD

Map, brush pen, white gel pen, and micro pen

 

My Old piece is about Earth billions of years ago with plants and creatures that no longer exist today. I used the idea of the galaxy to connect to the New piece.

Cindy Lui  FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

 

Cindy Lui

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY

Map, brush pen, white gel pen, and micro pen

 

My New piece is about the future where there are fewer plants and more technologies, people can live in outer space. The plants at the bottom are used to connect to the Old piece.

Lauryn Austin  NYX CRADLING THE EARTH: AUDREY MARIE MUNSON

​Lauryn Austin

NYX CRADLING THE EARTH: AUDREY MARIE MUNSON

Screen Printing, Acrylic, Ink, Glass, Watercolor, and Cardboard

 

The Goddess Nyx cradles her creation, the earth, born from chaos and loneliness. Like the Goddess who created the world, Audrey Marie Munson became the face of New York and Chicago.     

Lauryn Austin  SEE YOURSELF IN HER REACH

Lauryn Austin

SEE YOURSELF IN HER REACH

Linocut print, Mirror, Watercolor

 

The world still feels the reach of creation and Audrey Marie Munson. Can you see your face in the city?

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