Martin Langford (British, b. 1970)
DimensionsPlate : 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (41.28 x 29.21 cm)
Sheet : 22 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. (57.47 x 37.78 cm)
Credit LineGift of Arthur and Kristine Rossof
LabelMartin Langford’s fantastical prints may appear whimsical at first glance, but they address serious issues of consumerism, urban sprawl, and environmental degradation. Here, Langford presents a surreal vision of a dystopian city where drone-like residents are constantly on the move in search of profit and pleasure. The image was created using the mezzotint technique, which uses tones rather than lines to depict forms and define spaces.