Mind the Map part 2 – the big reveal

Here is my piece that will be in the ‘Mind The Map‘ exhibition.  I have blogged about this before and indeed if you hop over to my website you will see the piece.  I thought it would be nice to show the piece in a bit more detail here.

The piece is made out of London Tube maps dating from 1987.  When I was commissioned by The London Transport Museum I was given a pile of old tube maps to work with.  As I went through them I realised there were several printed in 1987.  That was the year I moved to London to go to university.  My first time living away from home as well as my first time living in London.  It was a time of great adventure and change and was also sometimes lonely and a bit sad.

Seeing the tube maps from that time it took me back to that time, it was an almost proustian moment, the maps were like a conduit back to that time. As you can imagine my friends and I spent a lot of time exploring all that London had to offer and I usually had a tube map tucked into my bag to help me get around.  You can see me talking more about the piece here.

(c) Claire Brewster 2011: From a time when everything seemed possible, detail

I chose flowers and plants as the subject matter as I like the way nature takes over in the city when humans are not looking.

(c) Claire Brewster 2011: From a time when everything seemed possible, detail

And finally the full piece

(c) Claire Brewster 2011: From a time when everything seemed possible



    

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