Ingrid Dabringer’s Map Paintings: Finding Whimsy in Geography
What Manhattan’s biceps have to do with Austrian ballet, bird migrations and flamenco.
By Maria Popova
As a hopeless lover of maps, creative cartography and, especially, maps as art, I was utterly enchanted by the work of mixed-media visual artist Ingrid Dabringer, who uses acrylic paint to draw — or, more precisely, find — extraordinary, playful characters and vignettes in ordinary maps.
I like to elevate the mundane. The Mundane is so saturated with meaning if we just take an extra second to dwell on it. The Mundane is saturated with symbolism.” ~ Ingrid Dabringer
Published July 13, 2011