The Monday Map: Matthew Picton’s map sculptures

19 March of 2012 by


Dresden made using a score from Wagner

Another week, another talented artist doing amazing maps. This week meet Matthew Picton and is amazing map sculptures in our Monday Map column!

Matthew Picton is British sculptor who makes beautiful maps using various materials. For his latest series, he had the brilliant ideas to use books has the main element to create his maps. Of course, the books are always smartly related to the city they are used for. For instance, he used bits of the Bible (new testament and Armenian), the Kuran and the Torah to build his map of the old city of Jerusalem which is divided in four for the followers of those four books.

We loved that for Las Vegas, he used texts from the famous book by Hunter Thompson “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, a great travel story. Check below for a few more examples and then head to Picton’s official website to see them all. I don’t want to ruin you the surprise for every city!

Alex

Portland map sculpture
Portland with the great Sci-Fi book “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula Le Guin

London sculpture map
London

Las-Vegas map sculpture
Las Vegas

Jerusalem map sculpture
Jerusalem

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