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Creative Cartography: Memories & Movement

Cartographic exhibits featuring artworks by Herberger School of Art students and hosted by the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub.

Exhibit Summary

A collaboration between School of Art's Art on Paper class and Noble Science and Engineering Library to call upon our experiences in the world and share them with one another.  Using maps as a platform with a variety of mediums and techniques, we present this exhibition addressing memories and movement.

Opening Panel

Artists and Artwork Gallery

Chelsi Rossi

A CHANGE OF PLACE

Wood, paper

 

With this piece, I am describing the movement and progression of urbanization in the desert. I have included imagery from the area that I have lived my entire life. 

Erin Flannery

MOVING MOUNTAINS

Paper mâché and watercolor paint

Alexa Tornquist

ACCUMULATION 

Paper on wood

 

 

"When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured."

- Hermann Hesse

Asta Young

FOOTSTEPS THROUGH TIME

Acrylic Paint, Charcoal Pencil, Map

 

With the memories of the artist's childhood pets being the most prominent, this piece maps out the different steps taken through time within her memory. Each childhood pet stands for a different significant time and moment within the artist's history.

Bradley Thompson

GENESIS OF FALSE INFERIORITY 

Map/Wood/Collage

 

This piece describes the diaspora of African people and its affects on African-American identity and culture. The memories and movement, as well as the redefining of a people as inferior through entertainment, have adversely affected the overall identity of the African-American community.

Brad Dwyer

WHERE I'M FROM, AND WHO I WAS

Pencils, pens, and Watercolors

 

The content of this piece is autobiographical in nature, showing how the rural area in which I grew up (Pinal County) is closely tied to my personal history of playing live music. The figure is interwoven with the irregular borders printed on the map using sketchy line work in addition to sharing a similar color scheme with the base material.

Christina Earl

WANDERLUST BRAIN TREASURES

Collage, photo transfers, Ink, and watercolor 

 

For my piece I chose to use collaged maps as my background and then apply photo transfers on top from photographs that held prominent memories and adventures from my past from all around the country. The photo transfers are purposely left hazy in order to mimic real recollected thoughts and added personal drawings that altogether form a memory map. 

Jessica Wyner

IN MY DREAMS

Paper with printed map, gold ink, watercolor pencils, and permanent marker

 

Our childhood dreams are the most enduring ones.

Joshua D. Mayers

MEMORIES & ILLUSIONS

Map, ink on paper

 

While looking at a map, people often find hidden images. This piece is my approach to reveal these illusions.

Julia Schneider

Womb

Watercolor and Marker

Kadhima Tung

ARIZONA’S NATURAL TREASURE

India Ink, Ink pen, Dura-Lar

 

This piece is a reminder to take a look all around and remember that Arizona has a truly unique treasure for all to access in the sky. I incorporated transparent sheets to add the effect of different perspectives.

Karen Hudak

WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED

Ink and acrylic on paper

 

Folly and wisdom play across the landscape. This piece deals with our desire to define and capture what exists outside of time and boundaries.  

Kathryn Hunkele

PUSHPINS

Map paper, inkjet prints, pastel, and pins

 

People leave behind objects that trace where they've been - like pushpins on a map. These objects serve as reminders of a person's path through life after their physical footprints have faded. 

Liliana Cervantes

MAPS LIKE WEBS

Mixed media altered book

 

This piece dwells on the marks we leave in the world and the hold these experiences have on us. 

Lucy Erb

SETTING SAIL TO CHART A COURSE

Repurposed maps and books, mixed media

 

In memory of Lucy Shumway who charted the course to set sail through life and all eternity

Kimberly See

Untitled

Maps and found materials 

Sarah Peterson

A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE

Collage, watercolor, and ink

 

This work is a record of my travels with my family, and the memories that we have shared. We often traveled to California, but Arizona has always been our home. Some adventures are kept hidden. Families may travel, but memories stick with you forever.

Soyoung Maeng

CITY LIGHTS

Beads, stitches and ‪mixed media collage

 

This collage work with beads and skeins of yarn expresses numerous city lights and their movement on the map. It shows how the growing city encroaches on nature originally painted on the map.

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