Artist brings map art to Minnesota and Wisconsin

11 Jun

Artist brings map art to Minnesota and Wisconsin Rochester, MN Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:08 am Rachel Cohrs, Lisa Middleton, a La Crosse, Wis., native, creates art on an unusual medium: reproductions of historic maps. Middleton gets high-quality scans of historic maps printed in black and white, and transforms those prints into […]

The Origins of Ledger Art

31 May

Plains Indians were known for their paintings, or narrative drawings, produced on paper or cloth. Usually, the medium was contingent upon whatever was handy. In the beginning, this would mean drawings and paintings were produced on animal skin. Dakota man painting figures (winter count) on buffalo skin. 1929. Photo by J.A. Anderson. Source – National Anthropological Archives, […]

A note from me…May

04 May

It has been a healing month at home…my first period of time off since becoming a full time artist! I have to say it’s been hard to adjust to the pace and keeping myself from becoming too overwhelmed or too lazy-resulting in the feeling of moving through molasses!I’ve had an explosive period of creativity as […]

Michigan and Wisconsin, 1858

04 May
Michigan and Wisconsin

  Map of Michigan and Wisconsin 1858 This is a beautiful map of Michigan and Wisconsin that utilizing a copperplate engraving method. This was quite popular during that time period, and often times copper plates were bought and sold just as common pieces of construction machinery are today. They were interchangeable and could be used […]

April Raffle Winner

01 Apr

Congrats to our Newsletter reader KELLIJAE You have won an 18×24″ UV resistant giclee of your choice valued at $125! Please browse my maps here and let me know which one you’d like! Please sign up for my monthly newsletter here to be eligible to win. (And yes…I use a random integer generator to choose the […]

The Spanish Trail

01 Apr

On one of my favorite maps in my collection two trails are prominently posted- the Hudson Bay Trail and the Spanish Trail. After spending a month in Arizona exhibiting in art shows my interest was piqued…what was the Spanish trail and what legends does it contain? In the early to mid-1800s, the Spanish Trail gained […]