DECONSTRUCTED MAPS

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Waldman uses old maps to explore the concept of borders, boundaries, relationships, the spaces between and the edges between us. This parallels the modern world as it becomes further occupied with notions of “us” and “them” and is imposing more boundaries than ever to keep people either in or out. More walls are being built between us literally and physically. In a world of Brexit, xenophobia and Trump, this work is patently relevant.

The artist “recreates” the maps by first dissecting the maps and then by using physical stitching over them— as the needly pierces through the material, it creates a boundary. Other techniques include using huge fabric and woven prints, pinning as well as sticking gold graphics on some of the glass.

Once again, the idea of exposed labour and the amount of work is takes to create this art is important.

Various graphics have been added onto the glass, like astronomy, river systems and weather patterns. Intrinsic to the work, they reveal the way that so many systems, layers and levels function function systematically at the same time and concurrently. To Waldman, the fascination lies in that this all happens rhyth- mically and everything is constantly in flux, including the borders.

62 Gina Waldman Deconstructed Maps II 62x62cm found paper maps, pearl pins, 2017

Title: Deconstructed maps I
Size: 62cm x 62cm

24” x 24”

Medium: Found maps, pearl pins

Date: 2017

SOLD

61 Gina Waldman Deconstructed Maps I 62x62cm found paper maps, pearl pins, 2017

Title: Deconstructed maps II
Size: 62cm x 62cm

24” x 24”

Medium: Found maps, pearl pins

Date: 2017

SOLD