Uruguayan-American artist Ana Vizcarra Rankin makes drawings, paintings and sculptures about travel and cartography. She has studied star maps and images captured using powerful telescopes and global positioning systems. “These images are transmuted into art that explores the phenomenological sense of being in and of the universe.”
She also makes orbs out of bodies she’s cut out of magazines, which she calls Flesh Planets. And that has led to some really interesting discoveries back here on Earth, about how bodies are depicted in media, and about how we feel about seeing flesh without context. We have a great conversation about this project and her work in general.