Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ingrid Dabringer Puts the "Art" in Cartography

Ingrid Dabringer Puts the "Art" in Cartography:


Canadian artist Ingrid Dabringer has recently come to our attention for her map paintings, in which she reinterprets the vagaries of plate tectonics as portraits and dancers with a vaguely fauvist flavor.



She recently shared her creative process with the Huffington Post (their Travel section, no less): "I'm constantly pulling focus with my eyes. Sometimes I focus on the color, other times topography, other times black lines or colored lines or the landmass. I also let my eyes go blurry and focus sort of behind or in front of the map. Once I sift out a contour I don't lose it. In the end, I see all of the separate elements all together."