AustriaDissected paper map, 6 x 9 inches, 1997, and c-print, 30 x 40 inches, 2006
'Austria describes itself as "the heart of Europe." This photograph shows the entire Austrian road network, dissected from a paper map and formed into the shape of a heart.'
A map contains information in a two dimensional format expressing a three dimesional object. Here Katchadourian has interestingly returned the map to its three dimensional origin, however, she illustrates a term of endearment or expression derived from the country (Austria) in this third dimension.
My own work, yet again, has an element that Katchadourian is experimenting with here; returning the 2D map to 3D. However, my own work cut in to the map and layers them in to a landscape contour instead of sculpting it.