Searching for MAPNESS

I wanted to create a book that would reveal more about isolating and conjoining map elements. It centers on the visual perspective through the use of recurring concepts of macro/micro, map types, and the notion that ‘mapness’ surrounds us where colours, shapes, images and lines in natural and technical objects bring to mind images of landmass, mountain ranges, contours, oceans, rivers, roads, cities and towns from globes and atlases. The cross-section is used to construct a panorama detailing spectrums from cosmos to areas that are mapped in the microcosm with relevant points between, the fulcrum of the scale being man indicated by images representing the brain.
The book is presented as a trinity of books that sit inside a black box with a screen-printed cover. It was important that the 3 books in some way should have an ability to fit together, to say something holistically about ‘mapness’.

Boxed artist book: Length 440 mm, Width 310mm, Depth 15mm. Containing 3 x concertina books 420mm x 100mm. 7 pages on heavyweight matte paper. Grey millboard covers with screen-printed trace flysheets. Edition of two, Littlehampton, May 2007.

This book is now held in Queensland State Library

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