MApS & GLOBES
Knowing where I am in relation to other things has always been fascinating to me. I suppose I’ve been blessed with an innate sense of direction, and a curiosity to know my place, which led to an early love of cartography. I first started making maps after an unsuccessful search for a world map large enough to fit my living room and my aesthetic; it then occurred to me that I could make my own.
While in the process of doing this, I thought of how through the ages maps have had political slants. European maps had a tendency to make Greenland much larger than it really was, and Africa much smaller, simply so Europe would appear prominently in the center. Maps that appeared in US classrooms severed a crack right through Russia and West Asia, just so North America would also appear at the forefront. In recent years I have been taking those political motivations for how maps have been drawn, and playing with them...turning them on their head, and using the visual language of cartography as a means to make other social commentary.