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Unearthed 2
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
13" x 13 1/2"
2016
Unearthed 1
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
12 1/4" x 13"
2016
Unearthed 8
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
11" x 6 3/4"
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 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 3
ink and conté on seamed geology maps
7 1/2" x 8"
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

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