Posted on November 28, 2012 by Luca Andriani
Which face has your perfect town? Usually, when you open a city map you can see different streets, crossroads, trails. Pretty much all maps seem to be similar at first. Ed Fairburn is an artist who thinks that every map hides something. To him, every place is a face. He utilizes the chaotic patchwork of roads, trains and rivers printed on maps as the framework for his large-scale portraits. Almost like a sculptor carving a subject from a block of stone, or a constellation highlighted in a clump of stars, Fairburn uses meticulous ink or pencil crosshatching to create portraits hidden amongst the topographical features. Maybe your face can live in your favorite place, who knows.