There's something inherently poetic about the idea of overlaying human contours onto topographical contours. How often has a body of land or water been compared to that of a woman? Perhaps it's the idea that land masses, too, embody an underlying expressiveness that we all too often overlook.
Here, it's made obvious: captured in the creases of the eye, the shadows on the eyelids, the corners of the lips, the details on the nape of the neck. Hundreds of miles written on the emotional and physical details of a woman's face.
These portraits were drawn by Ed Fairburn, a UK-based artist who graduated in 2012 from Cardiff School of Art and Design.