The advent of Google maps was eventful for the general public – it became the first time most of us had access to these views of earth. ¬†However, it also turned out to be problematic for some governements. ¬†Some governments obscure areas they deem too sensitive to appear on Google maps. ¬†This is generally done by simple blurring or covering an area with a white or black box. ¬†In his series Dutch Landscapes,¬†Mishka Henner¬†presents the unique censorship of the Dutch countryside. ¬†The Dutch forgo simpler censorship methods for a strangely attractive one. ¬†Variously shaped and colored polygons cover sites the government would rather keep off the map. ¬†Inadvertently (or perhaps intentionally) the Dutch government abstracts the landscape in way that fits in well with an artistic tradition.