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"Not only is the main step from work to art a circle like the step from art to work, but every separate step that we attempt circles in this circle."
Martin Heidegger, The Origin of the Work of Art

Mundus is a series of psychocarotgraphic drawings of imaginary worlds existing in two dimensions, encoding the problem of projecting three dimensional worlds into a two dimensions. They come from my abiding interest in mythical pre-modern mapmaking where religious and mythic places were assigned actual locations and also a type of corrupted sacred geometry where the archetypal numbers 2 3 4 5 6  and 7 form the overall geometry within which the complex and stochastic patterns of coastlines, rivers, bays, drainage basins, eroded impact craters (Trimundus) and other landforms hint at an underlying geological history and contingent disorder of natural processes are at odds with the Euclidean geometry of the overlapping circles.

They can also be read as neurological diagrammes of intra and interpersonal relationships. They operate on ambiguous scales and contexts.
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