Subterranean Geography

Varying edition of 5: 2011
Cut MTA subway maps, Dobbin Mill papers with archival inkjet text & photos by the artist & Brooklyn Museum library catalog cards, acrylic paint

Subt Geography 1
Subt Geography 2
Subt Geography 3
Subt Geography 4
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An artist book that is a part of my ongoing work in psycho-geography, Subterranean Geography utilizes a cut subway map to explore feelings, defined by specific spaces and travel in NYC. The book is divided into two parts, each with a text about movement: the first is an ambulatory mapping of my walk to the ā€œLā€ subway station; the second, is a subway trip loaded with emotions and memory. The layered filigree paper of subway lines/bus routes/roadways creates the seemingly fragile pages, which contrast with the directness of the text and remind the viewer of the complexity of both described space and of feelings.

Biruta Auna worked on box production
Special thanks to Deirdre Lawrence of the Brooklyn Museum Libraries