Maps and Portraits: The Art of Ed Fairburn

Ed Fairburn, Denver Southbound. Ink over topographic map, 18″ × 23″.

Ed Fairburn’s art combines portraiture with maps, in which the faces, drawn in ink over an existing map, seem to emerge from the topographic or urban features. Here’s a short video feature on Fairburn from Arts District, a Rocky Mountain PBS program. [via]

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His essays and reviews have been published by AE, Calafia, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen, Strange Horizons and He lives in Shawville, Quebec.