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Wander and Wonder Floral Maps

A concept that inspired a series of artistic floral maps

written by: Thursd. | 08-11-2020

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The Start of a Life-long Passion

Charlotte Bassin has been an artist and world traveler all her life. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts to immigrant parents and spent her summers as a child with family in Europe. Before getting a degree in Fine Art, she took a year to travel the world equipped with a sketchbook, journal, camera and backpack. It was the start of a life-long passion for travel and inspired the creation of a series of more than 100 artistic world floral maps. Recently, Charlotte shifted her focus from being a successful web/graphic designer/art director to being a full-time artist and is currently working on murals and public art throughout the Denver metro area.

 

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Floral maps artist Charlotte Bassin

 

Wander and Wonder

Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between wondering and asking a question? The difference between wandering and going somewhere?

Wondering doesn’t require an answer, where as a question does. Wandering has no destination, where going somewhere does. We live our lives always needing to know and wanting to go. We lose touch with our sense of spontaneity leaving little room for the magic that comes from serendipity. Why not take some time to stop, relax, ponder, wander, wonder. It is this concept that inspired this series of artistic maps.

 

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French Floral Bouquet World Map

 

Floral Maps

“With each world map that I create, I aspire to inspire. I see my art as an invitation for us to think anew about our inherent connections to humanity and to Mother Nature, to consider how we might best preserve Earth’s natural beauty, revitalizing hope in the process.”

 

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Rose Petals Wood World Map

 

Original Compositions

“Through a glorious range of texture, color and material — and, not least, the intriguing irony of finding utterly original compositions while still using the exact same outline time after time — each map offers us distinctive clues and cues to understanding how we treat each other and every sentient being.”

 

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Spring Bouquet World Map

 

No Boundaries

“By omitting all political borders, I hope to challenge all of us to have no boundaries in our efforts to honor all life, to work on positive change, each map urging us outward:’Go, learn, pay attention, listen, be present, enjoy serendipity, make a difference, find humanity!”

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - Aspen Leaves
Aspen Leaves

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - Fall Foliage
Fall Foliage

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - pink daisy map
Pink Daisy

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - Rabbit Brush
Rabbit Brush

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - Red rose petals
Red Rose petals

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - Russian_Sage
Russian Sage

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - Rustic Wedding
Rustic Wedding

 

Floral Maps by Charlotte Bassin - White_Roses
White rose petals

 

You can find all these amazing maps in Charlotte Bassin’s Etsy Shop.


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