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

  1. Ellen Vesters
    Ellen Vesters05-15-2012

    Love the concept, Clair!
    And like always looking great.

  2. Nora MacPhail
    Nora MacPhail05-19-2012

    Just discovered your artwork through Mary Nasser’s blog. Awesome work. Very inventive.

  3. Chantal

    Fabulous piece Claire! Beautiful detail. I can relate to it in a few ways. Your first year in particular in London – wonderful moments mixed with bittersweet ones – and lots of travel on the tube! I love your observation of nature making its way back into the city when we’re not looking.

  4. Trudy Florence
    Trudy Florence06-07-2012

    Beautiful piece, I would love to see it in person. I love the serendipity of it being your first year in London. Always such a huge step moving away for your first year of uni!

  5. glcrgm.in

    I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it.
    I have got you book-marked to check out new things you post…

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