original map paintings and custom map art

Vancouver, Canada

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Julie Fukushima

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Julie Fukushima


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About AlteredCartography

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On Etsy since 2012

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Hi! I am Julie, the owner and artist at Altered Cartography and I love maps.

It is fascinating how extensively our world is mapped out. As a painter, I employ a lot of devices that are more related to graphic arts such as screen-printing, design, and map-making rather than to classical painting. In doing so, I try to describe through cartography the various drafts and diagrams that make up the backdrop of human experience and memory. From floor plans to city grids to the countless geographical, political, and physical charts that make up an atlas, everything is mapped and recorded somewhere ̶ and all of these snap-shots of the world and our place in it can be re-imagined and expressed in endless ways. I enjoy the way in which such structural outlines can mean so much to the people that know and use them, and yet can be entirely meaningless to those who don't. It is this paradox of recognition and obscurity that I attempt to explore in my work.

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