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Ed Fairburn  Cardiff, UK

'Bartholomew Series'
Pencil on original Bartholomew maps of Pembroke
Ink on a 1977 road map of Germany

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About Ed

UK-based illustrator Ed Fairburn creates portraits on maps, incorporating the roads and other map features into the likenesses.

Ed explains his work by saying, “I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines. The work I produce is largely self-directed, allowing me to explore a wealth of ideas and concepts which need to be realised.”

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'Penciled In'



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"Its a map, right?"

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