Oh Beautiful Land!

Friday, 18 Feb 2011 | by Mark Tucker

Dirt. A piece of land to call your own. Something to live for, toil over, fight and sometimes die for. There is something beautiful about land. The opportunity to own land motivated our ancestors and westward expansion was the result.

Google maps is amazing and appeals to my technical side, but old maps fascinate me. Whether it be the details of a topographical map or the artistry of a hand drawn pen and ink. I think maps are beautiful.

Artist Deborah Springstead Ford of Prescott, AZ sees the beauty of land and maps. The Phoenix library’s Burton Barr Central Library is hosting an exhibit titled “Cartography and the Cultural Terrain III” through March 20, 2011.

Here are some samples of what you will see:

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