I’m not exactly sure what draws me most to Shannon Rankin’s beautiful artwork. Is it the pattern that draws me in, the meticulous attention to detail that inspires me, or is it the tiny details on each piece of map she uses in her work that makes me come closer. Whatever it is, I find her work intoxicating.
Born in California, Shannon now lives and creates in Portland, Maine. And while she has been using maps as a medium in her work, she has been working with them exclusively for over four years. Shannon sometimes allows the medium itself to give her pieces direction; at times creating works that both deconstruct and reassemble the material and it’s innate meaning.