Maps are something else I really love. Nina has done house portraits for friends (https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/victorian-house/); I’ve been working on some map portraits to give as holiday gifts. I won’t post those right now, but in honor of our home states, New Jersey and New York, here are two from my sketchbook project of stitched maps called “Main Street”.
Main Street is not the most common street name in the United States (that honor belongs to Second Street), but comes in a respectable seventh. I typed “main street” and then a state name into google maps and got all kinds of interesting results. It was fun to look at the different maps, which I then abstracted and resized to fit my artistic vision. I traced them in color and stitched them.
Many artists use maps as a point of reference, and many maps are beautiful pieces of art. It’s a subject that generates no end of ideas for me.
You can see the rest of my sketchbook project here: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/13745