origami’d series

Paracarta

  • October 10, 2012
Paracarta

46” x 30” x 60,000” oilstick, stainless steel thread on shaped aluminium K.I.A. 2012 The image is very colorful and detailed, but veiled in steel; only hints & glimpses of it can be seen through organic gapping in the thread pattern. More mapping. Poly-para-multi-tempo-cultural. Ancient Chinese map (the colors; orange gold red blue organic forms); Greek city (purple structures); weathered papyrus (silver shapes); sea-faring (navigation compass lines for the metal bends); Inuit coast-line recognition carvings (darker bands); Polynesian ocean wave-pattern maps (the cursive...

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The Map Is Not That

  • February 14, 2012
The Map Is Not That

“The Map is Not the Territory”, 84” x 60”, oilstick on folded & distressed aluminum, by K.I.A., 2012 Navigational and star charts, satellite shots, gps, glyphs and geography. Photons and suns. Flatness vs. vastness, circles against grids.  “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” -- maps (art) as abstraction of a reality that is not possible to accurately capture. A map can never be correct -- it would have to be the size of the land to be so... and even then, to be accurate, would have to include that map, and so on. Map as different from a mirror, or a window, but still not reality....

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