Friday, October 23, 2009

Deep Maps

My work reflects an obsessive interest in deep maps. A deep map goes beyond simple landscape/history-based topography. It interweaves autobiography, archeology, stories, memories, folklore, traces, reportage, weather, interviews, natural science, science, and intuition. In its best form, the resulting work arrives at a subtle, multi-layered and 'deep' map of a small area of the earth.

Tracing the beginnings of civilization to the heart of modern exploitation. Inspiration runs the gamut from the author and former professor William Least Heat-Moon to the neighboring Hutterite colonies where formal education ends at the eighth grade. - North