Heathered Handmade

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE Kathryn Rodrigues, 2008
www.kathrynrodrigues.com
This series was inspired by a teacher’s edition atlas from the mid-1990s, which had a graphic for each country superimposed to scale on an outline of the US. I recreated the entire series from A to Z using ink on vellum. I was intrigued by the slow, methodical process of precisely drawing the shape of every country and redrawing the outline of the US over and over and over. I found that a visual conversation based on line, shape and scale depoliticized these shapes, many of which are already out of date.
—Kathryn 

FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
Kathryn Rodrigues, 2008

www.kathrynrodrigues.com

This series was inspired by a teacher’s edition atlas from the mid-1990s, which had a graphic for each country superimposed to scale on an outline of the US. I recreated the entire series from A to Z using ink on vellum. I was intrigued by the slow, methodical process of precisely drawing the shape of every country and redrawing the outline of the US over and over and over. I found that a visual conversation based on line, shape and scale depoliticized these shapes, many of which are already out of date.

—Kathryn