Art & Wall Decor by Lordy Rodriguez seen at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco - Strangerhood
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Strangerhood is a six-part series depicting a digital print on aluminum plate created by Lordy Rodriguez. Found donning a wall at Terminal 3, San Francisco International Airport, this artwork looks at the visual languages that are used in six culturally specific neighborhoods in San Francisco that are or have already gone through changes brought upon by tourists and outsiders. It also features maps depicting six iconic San Francisco neighborhoods reimagined as independent countries. It focuses on Chinatown, North Beach, The Mission, The Castro, Haight-Ashbury, and Fisherman’s Wharf, which were chosen because of their strong cultural identities and tourism economies.
Lordy explores the identity of place, encouraging the viewer to think about the signifiers of place and how they influence our perception and experience.

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Lordy Rodriguez

Benicia, CA

Filipino-American artist Lordy Rodriguez has transformed the map into a mirror of political and cultural identity. A man of many origins, of Chinese, French, Spanish, and Filipino descent, Rodriguez uses cartography as an entry point for discussion about how the actions of a nation shape its character. Focusing on the United States, Rodriguez makes ink drawings of maps that physicalize history, culture, and global relationships. His work, which is based on both extensive research and on his personal experience, questions what it means to be a nation. Rodriguez has worked with cartography for over fifteen years and has had solo exhibitions in the Austin Museum of Art and the Nevada Art Museum.”

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