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Artist’s book
5.5″ x 3.75″ x 1.5″

Tracing Outlines compiles a multitude of layered shapes to reconstruct landscapes, stemming from aerial views of the places I have lived over the years as an adult. Created using cut sheet magnets and mono-printing techniques to print, the shapes themselves intertwine and overlay throughout the book, to become landscapes in their own right. The layered shapes illustrate the melding of the concept of place over ones’ lifespan, through many homes, cities, travels, and countries. Water is a touchstone for me and a place for reflection. To create the piece I’ve used aerial maps of water-edged cities I’ve called home to create the physical magnet forms/shapes which are the mountain edges in the book. The cities included are Encinitas, Santa Barbara, Mission Bay (San Diego), London, Chicago (North & South sides), San Francisco, Oakland, and Denver

– Rhiannon Alpers, Denver, CO

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