Anne McGraw was an architect until she realized she could spend only so many hours on AutoCAD everyday. And so, with the drop of a pin on a map, she set off for Denver, Colorado sight unseen. She couldn't possibly have realized what role maps would play in her career until she began painting them in a studio built out of her basement. Her visceral love for maps and mapping has helped her develop a full-time practice of both commissioned and personal works.
These maps are her story. These photos help to capture it. Read the narrative at Untapped Cities.
Three Towers On Fair
Three towers dwarf the landscape at the center of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. They form a part of the New York State Pavilion, originally built for the 1964 World's Fair. Today, they represent a retrograde conception of what yesterday's future might have looked like.
They patiently wait a revival, but in the meantime offer a goldmine of enlightenment for the intrepid adventurer.
Read more about my experiences atop the New York State Pavilion at Untapped Cities.