Somerville 11-37

Somerville 11-37, 2010, maps, paper, matte board, 50 x 65 cm (19.625 x 25.5 inches), Private collection, Boston

These 48 squares represent the 48 continental United States. They are laid out in alphabetical order except for the 11 states (squares) that have a town named Somerville. Those 11 squares are roughly placed geographically according to the map of the USA. So the 11 squares are exposed, with the town Somerville in the center of the cutouts while the other 37 squares have a portion of the map of that state behind a floating white square with a reveal around the edges for a glimpse behind. The cut Somerville squares differ in contour steepness according to the density and size of the cities compared against each other.

details, Somerville 11-37, 2010
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