lordy rodriguez

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opened a solo show at the austin museum of art.   “states of america” is the culmination of a 10-year project in which he re-mapped the united states.     each of the 55 maps is hand-drawn in ink on paper.     in addition to the 50 states you know (all tweaked to fit rodriguez’s perception of the place), there are 5 you don’t – internet, hollywood, monopoly, disney and territory.     how did such an ambitious project begin?    people asking “where are you from?”

check out the videos on the austin museum of art’s website: http://www.amoainteractive.org/lordyrodriguez2009/

above, detail of “texas.”   below, “internet 2.0” and “california.”    all works are ink drawings on paper.

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