acrylic ink and thread on canvas 30×86 2012 This piece takes the format I developed with King St Camel and Nana Lily’s Music, and applies a different map. I love the Underground maps: where a city is compressed in a simple easy to read format. Newtown compresses a world of cuisines into a small space, so I played with a series of underground-resembling maps which plotted the international cuisines we have access to. This map only shows the Thai food, European food and Coffee lines: The other maps didn’t make it in! Of course the tricky thing is that Newtown food is a literal moveable feast: even in the three months I’ve been working on this series some of the places listed here have closed and others have opened up.
Is your favourite there?