Anders art is an investigation into the ways we make meaning from the places around us. In his life and work he seeks an intimate connection to the land through a process of exploration, documentation, and creation. His theory and practice are informed by the history of cartography and the ways in which we make and use maps today. Weaving memories, history, and myth together, he creates hand drawn maps that encourage viewers to look closer, discover, and call out, “I am here.” These works act as a bridge between people and their environment, spreading ecological consciousness and bringing people closer to the places they inhabit.
Maps remind us of what’s “out there.” They spark our imagination and show us places we’ve been and places we’d like to explore. Maps speak to us, acting out a huge part of how we interact with our environment and how we find our way. Instinctively, we have always made mental maps and for thousands of years humans have expressed those interactions and share them with others. Cartography is the study and practice of making maps, combining science, aesthetics and technique. It is an interdisciplinary and collaborative work in nature.
Together, we can map our future, be informed about our land, and envision a world with a higher awareness of how we are tied to it