Xinli Li

Foreign Place Map

Class of: 2022

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Ink and pen drawing

Faculty: Rachel P Youens

Prompt: We are to create a map of a place foreign to us.

Integrative Studio

Integrative Seminar

I decided to make a landscape map depicting what I saw subjectively traveling from my dorm, which is at 92nd street, to school in the form of a scroll. I chose this because New York itself is already a place foreign to me. Also, the relatively far trip I take every day from my dorm to school is quite unique due to the difference between the Upper East neighborhood and New School community, which makes it worth drawing. The map is done in ink and pen.