Inverse Map

Ink Jet Print, 5' x 3' 1999



Presented at Catalyst Art, Belfast Map is literally a simple, line-drawn map but one which seems to describe a parallel universe. The outlines are familiar and yet the countries and seas are alien. In this map our world has been turned on its head. What was water has become land; what was land has become water. The Channel Tunnel has become narrow straights; Britain and Ireland are inland seas in the vast landmass of North Atlantica. What should be a tool to interpret the world has become untrustworthy; what was familiar is now skewed and strange.