The other day I bought a map, and I’ve begun a project of recording the names and locations of artists with whom I’ve made art trades over the years. I’m thinking that this will become an art piece, an archive that can eventually be exhibited. Luckily I’ve managed to keep records of these activities, and hopefully one day the map will become an interesting object in itself.
My 5 year old daughter drew a map of our neighborhood, and I was surprised at how accurate it was. She wasn’t happy with how our house looked so she crossed it out and redrew it. The cross hatching in the lower right corner represents our neighborhood park, and the houses in the top part of the map represent her cousin’s house, and her friend’s house. I especially like the dotted lines in the middle of the streets.
My daughter drew this picture to give to a friend in her prekindergarten class. According to Anna, all her friend needs to know is that our house is yellow. This is not such a bad idea considering our house is the brightest yellow in our neighborhood. Actually it might be the brightest yellow house in our town.
I did see it once from an airplane as I flew out of Charlottetown, and considering that most houses around us are beige or white, it wasn’t that difficult to spot our house from three thousand feet. I don’t think the map will be much help to Anna’s friend. Unless of course they own an airplane.