Nikki Rosato is another Boston based artist who works with some very intriguing materials. She cuts silhouettes out of road maps!
She also has made a few sculptures out of the maps that never stop to amaze me. Think about the hours she spends cutting paper by hand!
If you are in the Cape Anne area this month you can see a couple of her pieces in person at the Rockport Art Association. She did some exquisite silhouettes of Bob and Jill Armstrong, the founders of iartcolony and the curators of the Out of Bounds show on display.
Often times, as in the case with the Bob and Jill pieces, Rosato uses maps of the area. So Bob and Jill are made from maps of Cape Anne. It brings to mind the questions of landscape and how we as humans make marks throughout.
I cannot help but think of the roads as a vascular system for the bodies she displays. My thoughts go to ideas of connection, especially when the piece displays more than one person. Why are the two above connected at by the mouth?
Her work is very powerful and speaks volumes about how we interact with each other and how landscapes and environments form who we are.
Check out her website and the source of all of these images and more: Source