The Art of Mapping the Heart

January 26, 2008

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Ruth Watson

Ruth Watson is a New Zealand/Australian artist and a prizewinning scholar in historical geography. For more than fifteen years, her art has focused on how maps construct our ideas of the globe. In an illustrated talk, she will discuss how she has used salt, images of her tongue, and other unconventional media to create works of art based on the cordiform, a heart-shaped projection of the globe developed in the sixteenth century.

 

Recorded Saturday, January 26, 2008 at The Newberry Library.