susan wolf projects

Explorers Routes

The visual vocabulary comprising this mixed media print includes fragments from maps depicting routes previously taken by explorers. Iconography implying previous knowledge and recommended directions is distilled and archived into a more intuitive and more visual presentation. It is a counterpoint to information catalogued as ones and zeros.

The work is done in three stages.

In the first stage drawings compose fragments of maps with obsolete press type graphics, packaging, hand line, rubber stamping and collaged papers in a journal that acts as primary resource.

In the second stage the journal is archived digitally. The archaic fragments modernized, magnified and rearranged yet again before being printed.

In the third stage the archival digital print is violated by introducing additional layers: chine cholle, photoetching, hand line, rubber stamp and other means of image transfer with occasional collage.

Explorers Route#1