“Illegal Alien’s Guide to Somewhere Over the Rainbow”


In this map Chagoya depicts a world beset with problems of man-made pollution: environmental, industrial and social. The planet needs a break! Each country is drawn in a distorted size proportional to its carbon emissions. Sea creatures fight back by attacking oil tankers and an army of green men follow an elephant into an unknown, but perhaps a more hopeful, future.

Illegal Alien’s Guide to Somewhere Over the Rainbow has been printed in eleven colors from ten aluminum plates on 24¾ x 40¾ inch handmade Amate paper, with white Thai Mulberry chine collé, in an edition of 30, plus proofs.