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:
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:

The Great NorthWest

The Western States

Texas and The MidWest

The South

The Eastern States

The NorthEast, or North Atlantic, States

The Great Lakes States

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

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