This ongoing research project investigates the relationship between the act of mapmaking and the land it represents, by using metal plates that are embedded in the ground for a period of time and are used to create various maps at full scale. The Landprints project questions the very nature of a map as a means of representing landscape. It hopes to expand the vocabulary with which we depict, describe, and quantify the limits of the land.
A Landprint creates a one-to-one scale image of the landscape at the moment that the weathered metal plate is separated from the space it occupies and becomes its two-dimensional impression. The Landprints become media that exist between the realms of land, map and art, questioning the limits of where map and art begin, and where the land they describe ends.