One rainy evening, artist Lanny Brewster was reclining on his front porch when a car came barreling up his driveway. It drove over his front lawn and slowed down as it approached the woods that border his home on the Miccosukee Land Co-op. Brewster says the scene was straight out of a cartoon.
“Many people learn about maps, but many don’t learn how to read maps or have a sense of direction,” says Brewster, who said the driver had been relying on their GPS system to direct them rather than a map. He eventually helped the lost travelers and sent them on their way.
Maps have provided Brewster with an endless supply of inspiration when creating his mixed media collages. Brewster stitches together bits and pieces from various antique and recycled maps to create unique new topographies.
Highways sprawl like veins across the landscape in his “A to B: You Can’t Get There From Here,” which is an Honorable Mention winner in this year’s Creative Tallahassee exhibition at the City Hall Art Gallery.
The annual juried show features more than 50 paintings, drawings, photographs, textiles, and sculptures and will be on display through June 27.
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