For years, I've been telling people about the kooky maps people drew about their lives that were published by Wigwag, a short-lived magazine by exiles from The New Yorker published in 1989 to 1991. I've been on a forever hunt for my few issues. It turns out they were packed away among some boxes that haven't been opened in years.

For my fantasy magazine, I'd ask for sculptural maps, some combination of drawn and constructed. I found the original maps so intriguing because each person visually captured the same idea with such idiosyncrasy. See more maps here.


The sculptor David Nash often uses wood as an active participant in the realization of his ideas. His sliced wafer towers, for instance, rely on the cracking and warping of drying wood to add organic waves of movement. Nash creates structures within which wood expresses aspects of its character.

Nash-crack-n-warp-column-2002-detail.jpgDavid Nash, Crack and Warp Column (Lime), 2002


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