Category Archives: Maps

Bounded by a Box

A cut edge or a bounding box around a relief map creates cross-sectional profiles through the topography. The edges give additional reference points in visualising the lie of the land and for comparing relative distance, elevation and gradient. Sources and … Continue reading

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Aerial Viewing

When a photograph becomes a map, when a map becomes a model. Sources: annotated photograph, aerial map, artist map, model landscape.

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The Affected Area

I am researching examples of how geographical areas of interest or exclusion are illustrated in fiction by a drawn line on a map. In John Wyndham’s science fiction novel, The Midwich Cuckoos, 1957,  (later filmed as The Village of the … Continue reading

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Map Room – Black Rain

I am working on the storyboard for a new animation. It will be the second in a series of video installations that show the animated drawing of landscape maps featured in popular works of fiction. It is based on the … Continue reading

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Map Room – Ponderosa

One in a series of video installations I am working on that show the animated drawing of landscape maps featured in popular works of fiction. This was shown in the exhibition, Chipka at Netwerk, Aalst Belgium earlier this year. It … Continue reading

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Giving such reality to a tale

Dear Sirs, I enclose for your inspection a Sketch of the supposed scene in which the ‘Return of the Native’ is laid – copied from the one I used in writing the story – & my suggestion is that we … Continue reading

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