Newton and Helen Harrison Mapping Conversations

EurAsACentrOfWorld-350x340The exhibition took place a few years ago, but the cartographic examples developed by Newton and Helen Harrison are still inspiring.

“The Harrisons invoke both aspects of mapping, merging one into the other. The map becomes an aesthetic medium, like a painting, in which rivers, mountains, forests, plains, and areas of human habitation converge in abstract patterns that are nonetheless very familiar to us. The detail of line and brushstroke, of color and hue, is no more or less representative than that of any painting, but, as in the landscapes of Vuillard, again, it is representative of the multitudes of nature.”


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