Strange Maps

36 - An Inaccurate Map of Charlottesville

Russell Richards is an artist who (as far as I can tell) lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia. I like his work, very funny and direct. In my mind, it combines interesting aspects of comic strip art with Picasso’s semi-abstract figures. But I can’t claim to know much about art. I did notice however that some of his work is influenced by his love of maps, most notably in the aptly named collection called ‘Inaccurate Maps of Charlottesville’. He has kindly allowed me to publish some of his work on this blog. Here is what I suppose is the centerpiece of that collection: ‘An Inaccurate Map of Charlottesville’ – a beautifully executed piece of  ‘subjective mapping’…


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