This image is all about Texas. The state is colored yellow to distinguish it from the neighboring areas, which are more pink, brown, or blue. The map does not name Texas cities or roads; instead, round insets indicate various sculpture sites around the state.
What's wrong with this picture? Texas is presented accurately, including the art sites, but everything else should be questioned. This tongue-in-cheek artwork challenges geography as we know it. Here, Texas stretches north to Illinois and west to California. The blue Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are shifted westward, their waters teeming with aquatic life, mythological beings, and vessels from assorted historical eras. Out of scale, Texas extends north and south, seemingly beyond the map's edges. New Mexico and Arizona are reversed, and Mexico appears only below California. With humor, Artistic Perspective confirms that an individuals point of view shapes and informs how she or he sees the world.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
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Anna Marie Pavlik was born in Minnesota and earned a BA in fine art from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; a certificate in drafting from Saint Paul Vocational School (now Saint Paul College), MN; and a BS in mechanical engineering. She often e...Read More ⟶