Diaroma Map New York: Feburary - July 2006, Light jet print
23.5" x 33"
From the artist:
The Diorama Map series is always created from my journey to a city. Each map consists of thousands of images, photographed and collaged by hand, reflecting my own personal memory of traveling around the city. This ongoing global project reconstructs my images of each city I visit as a single photographic map. The Diorama Map series, which is almost a bird's eye view of the city, is not a precise map but presents the key elements of the city in a form closer to my own memory and observation. I consider the act of traveling to each location and the experience of being there to be a search for my inner being.
Therefore, every single element amongst the enormous mounds of pieces reflects my own act of photographic creation itself. This act is supported by my underlining belief that rather than thinking about what I can do with photography, I take photographs in a quest to see what I can become through photography.