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NEWS:

"Metamagical Maps of Meaning" will be exhibited at the gallery of Lowe Mill in Huntsville AL, May 29 - July 27, 2024.

"Elephant / Kigali Rwanda" was exhibited at the Mathematical Art Gallery, 2023 Joint Mathematics Meeting. Boston, February 2023.

Blue Mosque / Istanbul silvan art sylvan art silvanart sylvanart

Blue Mosque / Istanbul, Turkiye

Taj Mahal / Agra, India silvan art sylvan art silvanart sylvanart silvan maps sylvan maps silvanmaps sylvanmaps

Taj Mahal / Agra, India

Eiffel Tower / Paris, France silvan art sylvan art silvanart sylvanart silvan maps sylvan maps silvanmaps sylvanmaps

Eiffel Tower / Paris, France

Elephant / Kigali silvan art sylvan art silvanart sylvanart silvan maps sylvan maps silvanmaps sylvanmaps

Elephant / Kigali, Rwanda

Pyramids of Gizo / Cairo silvan art sylvan art silvanart sylvanart silvan maps sylvan maps silvanmaps sylvanmaps

Pyramids of Giza / Cairo, Egypt

Van Gogh / Albuquerque, New Mexico sylvan art silvanart sylvanart silvan maps sylvan maps silvanmaps sylvanmaps

Van Gogh / Albuquerque, New Mexico




Metamagical Maps of Meaning

  2020-2022

The work reinterprets the tradition of cartography to reflect the geometry of human existence - unique patterns and textures emerge that are deeply tied to the continuous built environment of a place, to the history of a people and the complex intertwining of urban development, destruction and renewal over many years. Each piece draws from local cartography to represent the unique spirit of a place. The textural fabric of Paris is reflected in the Eiffel Tower; the Great Pyramids emerge from the chaos of Cairo in a mirror of our own making.

material: each artwork is formed from a single continuous piece of laser-cut wood

Acknowledgements


Created in part with data freely available from OpenStreetMap contributors under the Open Database License; all cartographic designs are original.


Specific Credits

Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel, built 1887-1889
Pyramids of Giza, built c. 2570 BC
The Taj Mahal, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, built 1631-1653
“Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat”, Vincent Van Gogh, 1887-88
Sultan Ahmed Mosque (aka "The Blue Mosque"), Sedefkâr Mehmed Agha, built 1609-1617


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