Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nobutaka Aozaki

Questions, various pens and paper
10' x 3' 2" Dimensions variable  

A map of Manhattan composed of hand-drawn maps by various New York pedestrians whom the artist asked for directions.

Pretending to be a tourist by wearing a souvenir cap and carrying a shopping bag of Century 21, a major tourist shopping place, I ask various New York pedestrians to draw a map to direct me to another location. I connect and place these small maps based on actual geography in order to make them function as parts of a larger map.
 (image as of June 15th, 2012)