shannon rankin

item: germinate
materials: maps, paper and pins
artist: shannon rankin, portland, maine
photos via: shannon rankin
comments: shannon is an artist who creates installations, sculptures and collages. most recently, her focus for materials has been maps. here is how she describes why she is focused on this material. “maps are the everyday metaphors that speak to the fragile and transitory state of our lives and our surroundings. rivers shift their course, glaciers melt, volcanoes erupt, boundaries change both physically and politically. the only true constant is change,” eloquent work and words.