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November 10, 2015 AT 11:00 am

Ed Fairburn draws portraits on maps and star charts #ArtTuesday

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We’ve mentioned Ed Fairburn before – his work is gorgeous! From Colossal:

English artist Ed Fairburn (previously) uses vintage road maps and star charts as canvases for drawn portraits. Cross-hatched patterns and shaded regions inside roads, borders, and rivers assimilate into the contours of faces, as if the images had always been secretly hidden in the map’s topography. “In his hands, both built infrastructure and natural phenomena echo the organic human form,” shares Mike Wright Gallery. “National highway systems become capillaries, and the tangle of Paris’ alleyways become the wrinkles that give the face history and individuality.”

Read more and visit Ed Fairburn’s site

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