Artistic Perspective - Anna Marie Pavlik (NEW)
Artistic Perspective
Description

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 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.

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Artist Bio

Anna Marie Pavlik was born in Minnesota and earned a BA in Fine Art from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, a Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She often explores narrative themes in her ...

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Artistic Perspective

Medium

Offset Lithograph

Date

2006

Dimensions

22" x 30"

Edition Size

30 prints in this edition

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA