Artist Shannon Rankin does amazing things with maps. Treating them as mere pieces of decorated paper to be manipulated—clipping out spirals, folding crevassed roses of ridges and faultlines, pinning up confetti-like clouds of circles and zigzags—she creates "new geographies, suggesting the potential for a broader landscape."
Dara Alter is a Canadian artist currently based in New Jersey. She graduated from the Studio Art program at the University of Guelph in 2009. She also participated in a residency at School of the Visual Arts in New York City in 2011. Dara works primarily with acrylic on canvas, occasionally incorporating elements of collage. There is no Ground, her recent body of work, addresses landscape painting through the use of architecture, cartography, and chance.