Thomas Crawford

Under Construction

Medium: Digital Print On Archival Paper

Dimensions (In INs): 17 x 37

Country: United States of America

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Artist Bio

Starting in 2016 I resumed making art after working two decades as a clinical psychologist.

At that time, I began exploring alternative forms of landscape art, mostly viewed from an aerial perspective. In the USGS Map Project (not included in this submission), I adapted pen-and-ink topographical maps of great geological monuments in Utah and Arizona formed over millennia. Presented in vertical panels, these maps read more as abstract forms – some recognizable, others defying description.

More recently I started exploring satellite imagery of residential neighborhoods, some already established and others still under construction. Also conceptualized as alternative landscapes, these prints provide unsentimental overhead views of America in the early 21st century. Once printed on paper, the images are folded into evenly distributed zig-zag ridges and mounted so that they appear to float on the wall.

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