Matchbook Landscapes

Artist Krista Charles creates small graphite drawings on matchbooks depicting screen grabs from Google Street View based on the exact Google Map location listed on the matchbooks. Krista creates these drawings as a way to document the consequences of urban development over time. She explains: "Sometimes the places advertised on the matchbooks are still in business even after decades have passed, some businesses have changed names and are under new ownership, and some buildings are empty or have been torn down and replaced by new buildings or parking lots or highway expansion programs and even empty fields."

 Find out more about the project here or visit her Etsy shop to purchase the matchbooks.