About The Artist
Hi, I'm Jennifer Carland, the artist at Carland Cartography. I have a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in visual arts as well as a graduate certificate from the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.
After finishing my MFA in the Great Recession and working for the US Census, I decided to go back to school for Urban Planning. My classes fueled my imagination and I began to draw the neighborhoods where I lived. It felt natural to combine my training as an artist with my interest in built environments.
I create fine art prints of abstracted street maps. The artwork illustrates local neighborhoods as well as broad city views of various places in the world. I believe maps hold "invisible" information- they contain stories and memories that were created by the people who lived and visited there.
My goal is to make illustrated reminders of the places people identify with- such as the town they lived in as a child, or their favorite vacation destination. Everyone loves to talk about where they live, where they have visited, and where they want to go next. Location is what binds our experiences together - our own experience as we travel from one place to the next, and our collective experience, as we share the physical world with one another.
Our prints can be tangible reminders of the locations that make your life story special.