Rearranging the Landscape of Maps

All the playing with paper last week is leading somewhere interesting this week as I continue to work with maps. I’ve been cutting many circles and transforming them into triangles, which then in turn attach together to become a larger form. The play of shape, form, with the colours and textures of the map paper are making for interesting things.

Work in progress - Cut maps

Work in progress - cut maps

I haven’t included a photo of the overall work, but it’s about 33″ x 27.5″ at the moment and is made up of about one hundred cut circles. The bottom photo here hints at where I hope to go with this, and intersperse small paper cuts throughout.

2 thoughts on “Rearranging the Landscape of Maps

  1. shelley says:

    this is gorgeous! have you thought about incorporating the little cut out “leaf” shapes into this piece as a secondary pattern over/with the maps? it’s just beautiful.

    • Rachael says:

      Shelley, I hadn’t considered it but I love the idea. I did start out doing paper cuts with the maps before I moved to folding them.

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