We are pleased to partner with Ed Fairburn and Wooden Walls Project to release this special limited edition print of Ed’s piece for the series, “Art Lives Here” for the Wooden Walls Public Art Project on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. . The piece by Ed can be seen at the entrance of the Historic Casino Building.
Each print is 15.5″ x 20.5″ (which is the actual map measurement).
“Using traditional materials such as ink, paint, and pencil, I make gradual changes to the contours, roads, and other patterns found in cartography. These changes allow me to tease out the human form, resulting in a comfortable coexistence of figure and landscape.
I aim to preserve the functionality of each map by feeding the composition instead of fighting it – I often spend hours studying the terrain before I begin any physical processes. I’m interested in the degree of subtlety 2 each synchronization, and the way in which a completed map behaves more like a portrait when viewed from further away – it’s almost paradoxical that a portrait should lose detail when examined closely.” -Ed Fairburn
He repurposes old maps, transforming them into beautiful, highly-detailed portraits. By merging landscape and humanity, Fairburn reminds us that we are a product of our environment—and vice versa.