Isle of You
Isle of You
As an artist fascinated with mapping our cultural and technological landscape, Mishka has become equally fascinated in how to map a life. Can a life be depicted through the contours, boundaries, landmarks, hazards and beauty spots that give it meaning? Can maps be biographies?
Isle of You is a portrait collaboration that maps where you came from, where you are, the places and people that have influenced you, the loved ones that give meaning to your existence, and the things you can’t live without. There’s even room for the things you dislike since they shape us as much as the things we love.
Upon purchase, Mishka will be in touch with a set of questions about the key places, characters, episodes and inspirations in your or a loved one’s life that will form the basis of a unique portrait. Once we receive your answers,we’ll use cartographic techniques to draw your very own Isle of You.
Click here to see previously commissioned island portraits.
Unframed archival pigment print available in two sizes.
Production is limited to four maps per month.
Images shown here are examples of the style and aesthetic you can expect. The shape and content of each island portrait will be unique to you.