Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AMERICAN HOMETABLE for the Architecture-Lovers!

Introducing another relative of the AMERICAN HOMESCAPE Map-Drawing... the AMERICAN HOMETABLE - for the Architecture-lovers!
50 States. 50 emblematic, Vernacular Cottages. Arranged geographically in a 'periodic table' of sorts, a Map of State Architecture.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178535557/american-hometable-map-drawing-16x20
The West. Cabins, Victorians, Bungalows!  And an Alaskan lighthouse.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178535557/american-hometable-map-drawing-16x20
The Midwest and Southeast of the Country.https://www.etsy.com/listing/178535557/american-hometable-map-drawing-16x20

The Northeast... Gambrels and Gables. And an Maine lighthouse.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178535557/american-hometable-map-drawing-16x20
The American Hometable Map-Drawing.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178535557/american-hometable-map-drawing-16x20
All states created equal. 1 1/4" square.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178535557/american-hometable-map-drawing-16x20

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

AMERICAN TREESCAPE for the Tree-Lovers!

This new map is another take on the AMERICAN HOMESCAPE Map-Drawing which married state trees and imagined state architecture. This AMERICAN TREESCAPE Map-Drawing is for the Tree-lovers - no cottages, just TREES!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178474012/american-treescape-map-drawing-17x24
The 'Lower 48' - 48 States, 48 Trees. Just because epic Alaska and dainty Hawaii don't fit in a frame-able size. This Map can be framed, or just hung like a poster. It's printed on thick archival epson paper.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178474012/american-treescape-map-drawing-17x24
The Trees of the Heartland.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178474012/american-treescape-map-drawing-17x24
The Eastern States, and their Trees.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178474012/american-treescape-map-drawing-17x24
Tall trees of the West.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178474012/american-treescape-map-drawing-17x24
Trees of all shapes, sizes, and colors of green.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178474012/american-treescape-map-drawing-17x24

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AMERICAN HOMESCAPE: States Trees + State Architecture + Landscape

Every US State has their bird, their flower, their tree...I'm interested in the way people build houses, with materials and forms that are emblematic of that area. What if each state had a State Architecture? I drew small houses and cottages that seemed to capture the architectural essence of each state, from my own experience. I paired them with the state tree and nestled both into the topographic landscapes of the state. Each State Map is available as a Print and a Postcard: https://www.etsy.com/shop/turnofthecenturies?section_id=14268693&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1
Once each State was drawn, I was so excited to put them all together, like a US Map Puzzle!  The outline of the USA began to emerge...
Here are 48 contiguous States, with their cottages and trees, and city hearts, in place as individually designed. Houses and trees mashed on top of each other...this Map needed some ironing out! The result is the Map at the top of this post - and Printed, below.
Here is the big compilation of the Lower 48 States, with their trees and cottages, A 17" x 24" Print on thick white Epson paper:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The Great NorthWest
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The Western States
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

Texas and The MidWest
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The South
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The Eastern States
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The NorthEast, or North Atlantic, States
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The Great Lakes States
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178358828/american-homescape-map-drawing-17x24

The Colorado A-frame, where it all began. 
Do you have a favorite?