Cartography, 2003 - 2008
Antique globe, chalk, felt eraser, graphite, ink, magazine pages, postcards
Maps are visual two-dimensional translations of our physical geography designed to help us orient ourselves within, and relate to our terrestrial world. They, in turn, reinforce their abstractions on our understanding of that world. Distortions in cartography translate into distortions in worldviews and no map is without distortion.
These charts extract man-made attributes we project onto our world. Cartography sets out to illustrate how national boundaries, specific names, and hegemonic objectification are but extensions of ourselves and do not necessarily exist beyond our thoughts.
Rorschac: Virgin Islands
Rorschac: Oregon Territories
Map of the Baltic Republic of Latvia
Sketch Showing Fronts of the... and... Glaciers
Rorschac: Indian Territories (Oklahoma)
Sketch Map of the... Islands
The... Reef, a Submarine Curtain of Coral
Rorschac: Indian Territories (Michigan)
Rorschac: Marshall Islands
A Map of... Showing the... of...
Rorschac: Proclamation Line of 1763
Map of Bay of... from Survey by... , 1907-1908
A Map of the... Coast
Rorschac: Wake Island
Rorschac: Northern Mariana Islands
Where the new Alphabet was Found
Rorschac: Midway Islands
Changing in the Estuary of the... River
Rorschac: Louisiana Purchase
A Sketch Map of...
Rorschac: U.S. Original Colonies
The... is the Largest... in the Western Hemisphere
Rorschac: Johnston Atoll
The Area of Modern Greece Approximates that of New York State
Rorschac: Puerto Rico
The Northern Half of the... Islands