Thursday, 15 September 2011

Armelle Caron

The image above fascinates me; the artist has mad a graphic map of Tamarac [LA] but next to it she has then broken down the components that makes a map. Each gren shape has been lined up to create a patter. She has done this with a number of cities e.g. Belin, New York. It is very interesting to see how these cities have all been created differently by viewing the pattern potential solely.

River Roots

[Detail] River Roots

The combination of the rivers stripped from a map and the extension of them in to a plant plays with the idea of macro & microcosms.

French artist Armelle Caron uses maps in a couple of ways. First, have a look at her organized city maps, executed between 2005 and 2008, in which city blocks are taken apart and organized into neat rows. She does something similar with a world map in Le monde rangé, available as a poster.

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