Matthew Picton’s Map Sculptures of Cities Made of Books about the City
From Hunter S. Thompson to Wagner, or what Ulysses has to do with news headlines from 9/11.
By Maria Popova
As a hopeless lover of maps and cities, and even more so of books about maps and books about cities, I was instantly enthralled by the work of Oregon-based British artist Matthew Picton, whose stunning paper sculptures of cities are made of books and other textual materials related to the respective city, taking the art of book sculpture to whole new level of meta with subtle, thoughtful commentary through the selection of the specific texts.
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