SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- An 18th century French map was the inspiration for a painting produced by three Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students that will be featured at the exhibition “Putting the U.S. Southeast on the Map,” Oct. 29 through Nov. 30 on the Georgia Tech campus.
The exhibition is part of the annual Festival France-Atlanta, sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, focuses on cooperation between France and the Southeastern United States.
French and art students Jack Sullivan, Evan Thomas and Isabella Vear -- under the guidance of art teacher Charles Watson -- created the painting, Métamorphose, after drawing inspiration from one map in a unique French collection of antique Southeastern U.S. maps. The maps are housed in a collection in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Copies of the maps will also be on display.