Flounder Lee

“Recently, my artwork has involved mapping in one form or fashion and I thought you might enjoy it,” Flounder Lee writes.

My work titled Self-Organized Mapping was all about mapping my life. I walked and photographed the yard where I grew up (big yard on a farm); it ended up looking like aerial photos which I appreciated. I also “mapped” my internet usage for 3 months, capturing all the images and putting them back down in linear format. Lastly, I showed all of my images from 2000-2005 in grids, each year to a page. I guess this was mapping my journeys, relationships, etc.

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The next series I’ve been working on is about mapping the relationships between governments and indigenous tribes. In the first part of the body of work, I looked up treaties in the Library of Congress and mapped them on their actual locations. I would follow the borders and photograph at preset distances. The work was then put back down over the original map in a grid format (which I guess is becoming my thing at this point).

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