The Works by Shannon Rankin are Sure to Mesmerize

By: Francis Tiangson - Published: • References: artistshannonrankin and tbpdesign.blogspot
Shannon Rankin creates masterfully crafted and complex art installations out of paper maps. She is inspired by maps as she views them as being "everyday metaphors that speak to the fragile and transitory state of our lives and surroundings."

With great attention to detail, Shannon Rankin uses maps, pins, adhesives, paper and graphite to create her majestic displays of map art. She cuts, scores, wrinkles, folds, paints and pins maps to transform the geographical pieces we're so used to into brand new creations.