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Unearthed, is another new series Rankin is exploring in Roswell. Inspired by the soil, sediment, light and texture of the New Mexican landscape, these richly patterned works are composed of cut and collaged maps hand-colored in jewel tones, mossy greens, and earthy browns. The compositions are loosely rectangular shapes with open irregular edges; they are her most painterly works to date. “I’ve always had this fantasy of being a painter,” she says, “but I’ve never really loved using paint. Instead, I’m using topographic maps, ink and pigmented graphite.” Haunting in their abstract beauty, the Unearthed collages collectively sound a Greek chorus to our frayed yet lovely planet. - Suzette McAvoy | Hawk and Handsaw

Unearthed 1
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
12 1/4" x 13"
2016
Unearthed 2
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
13" x 13 1/2"
2016
Unearthed 3
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
7 1/2" x 8"
2016
Unearthed 4
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
8 1/4" x 10 1/2"
2016
Unearthed 5
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
8 3/4" x 10 1/2"
2016
Unearthed 6
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
8 1/2" x 9 1/4"
2016
Unearthed 7
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
8 1/2" x 7 1/4"
2016
Unearthed 8
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
11" x 6 3/4"
2016
Unearthed 9
ink and graphite on seamed geology mapsmaps
23" x 25 1/2"
2016
Unearthed 10
ink, graphite, maps
19 3/4" x 27"
2016