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.