World Map, Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed (2002 - ongoing)
Ink + watercolor on paper, with pins marking each bombed site for which there is a corresponding drawing.
Image courtesy of the artist.
Image courtesy of North Carolina Museum of Art
from: Field Report: Cultural Politics, Vol. 2, No.2, July 2006
Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed
|Copyright 2002 Elin O'Hara Slavick|
|Field Reports / Art Work
available in full color electronically through Ingenta.
|Elin O'Hara Slavick is a professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, where she teaches studio practice and theory. She has exhibited her work in Hong Kong, Canada, France, Italy, Scotland, England, Cuba, The Netherlands, and across the US.
Protesting Cartography: Places the United States has Bombed is a series of protest drawings of US military interventions. Utilizing surveillance imagery, military websites such as the US Department of Defense battle plans, aerial photography, mass media, and maps, each drawing is based on a rendering of a place, almost always viewed from the air, which has been targeted by US bombers.