Tiny Empires & Cartographies

Empire in a poly envelope

2006 (New York)

Power relationships and their eventual decay implicit within the act of mapping have fascinated me ever since I read Borges’ On Exactitude in Science. I created these drawings in the spirit of the map depicted in that story and, even more importantly, its remains. When I was done, I packaged up my work inside of a poly envelope and compressed my tiny empire into a form easily transmittable by courier or inter-office mail.