My little wooden Tanuki thinks London is on it's side...
12 x 24 Manhattan
125th street to the ferry terminal, a bit of Williamsburg and NJ.
Center of Detroit
Part of a map of Detroit that was never built.
A Little Lantern
Gamla Stan (Old Town, Stockholm)
12" x 12" map of Madrid.
As seen from the Field Museum in the lower right. 22'' x 30'', not all pictured.
Looking up State Street
Chicago. State street, Michigan Ave, and Grant Park.
When I finished this map after 35 hours of work I was delirious(ly proud).
One of my very first commissions.
My flat has terrible chip wall paper. So to distract from that, add colour and keep my decoration rental friendly I cut out these abstract wheat sheaves. Using removable adhesive (3M remounting spray, expensive but useful) I stuck them to my wall. They leave no trace of their presence when I remove them.
Aotearoa New Zealand
Me te mihi nui mō ā koutou manaakitanga.
Me tōku aroha tino nui.
Rental Solution 2
Another view of my paper sheaves. Their autumn colours take me back to a nostalgic middle-American field I never visited, since the one's around me grew corn for feed.
Canberra - Circle Series
An inversion of my usual pattern of leaving water as negative space, here the water is positive and looks a bit like a cloud drifting next to Australia's Parliament House.
Text Experiment 1
Quote from Joanna Newsome's epic length song, "only skin".
A new style of map I worked out that shows the bones of Harlem.
My experiments with text that eventually resulted in this Winterson quote.
Cutting a commission of Roosevelt Island. This was before I realized the usefulness of adding a rubber band to my x-acto knife.
The completed commission. Off the side is the long strip of paper that eventually became my 'Kartegraphik' banner.
A commission for some very very lovely relatives of mine.
A piece I made for a wonderful friend. It is both negative and positive space. The wings come off the page.
Queen Bee 2
Here the wings coming off the page are more obvious.
29th Birthday Post Card
Chicago - Loyola
Chicago's north side. Edgewater, Roger's park and Andersonville.
Monterey Bay, C.A.
Made originally for my father from his time there in his youth.
Another of my first commissions, this piece shows the lovely East Dulwich neighborhood of London. The shape of the roads is quite interesting.
A lovely off-cut I made when trying to cut London in a fashion that let me focus on the Thames.
A gift for a friend working at the fabulous Peabody Museum at Harvard.
A New Card
Handmade with a blade: mapping the world in paper.