Shannon Rankin

New World Order

[Image: Work by Shannon Rankin, taken from the artist’s Flickr page].

Artist Shannon Rankin does amazing things with maps. Treating them as mere pieces of decorated paper to be manipulated—clipping out spirals, folding crevassed roses of ridges and faultlines, pinning up confetti-like clouds of circles and zigzags—she creates “new geographies, suggesting the potential for a broader landscape.”

Outlines of new island continents appear in the process, polar regions and archipelagoes that out-Dymaxion Buckminster Fuller in their collaged vortices and coasts.

All of the works you see here come from Rankin’s Flickr page—specifically, the Uncharted, Bayside, ETA6, Maps, and Aggregate sets, where there are many other images to see.

[Images: All works by Shannon Rankin, taken from the artist’s Flickr page].

[Images: All works by Shannon Rankin, taken from the artist’s Flickr page].

Rankin’s Convergence now through April 17 at the Craftland Gallery in Providence, RI.

Her webpage.

(Originally spotted via Data is Nature).

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4 thoughts on “Shannon Rankin

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  4. Nilfredith Santana says:

    amazing work

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