Historic Map Sculptures Made of Relevant Documents
Matthew Picton’s most recent works are sculptures are made from texts or sheet music that are in some way significant to the city. Jerusalem (above and detailed below) is of The New Testament, The Torah, The Armenian Bible and The Koran; Las Vegas in 1972 is fluorescently painted pages from Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Dresdenin 1945 using sheet music of the score of “The Ring” by Wagner; and Lower Manhattan from headlines that accompanied the 2001 World Trade center bombing and DVD covers of the film “Towering Inferno” also book covers of the novel The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, just to name a few.
See also Book Collages that Tell a Story
Others include the great fire of London, Venice, Moscow in 1812 (under the destruction by Napoleon), London during the Blitz, and Coventry.