Mind Map Ottawa: Five Cardinal Points [Carte mentale d’Ottawa : cinq points cardinaux]

Meredith Snider

Date de naissance 1981
Lieu de naissance Fredericton, New Brunswick

How do we visually organize information and document experiences? Mental maps are used by behavioral geographers to record the subjective qualities of a place, and artist Meredith Snider has produced a conceptual map in that vein. To create this work, Snider used the area around the Ottawa Art Gallery and the University of Ottawa as a central point of departure, driving a rental car along five different routes up to 100 km in each direction. Relying upon memory, she then recorded the geographies she encountered during these trips in ink and graphite, extending our understanding of the mapping of this place.

Technique mine de plomb et encre sur papier, six feuilles de papier Stonehenge cousues a la main avec un fil
DATE 2013
DIMENSIONS 279cm x 249cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2019.06.02
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : achat avec le soutien financier du Programme d'art Elizabeth L. Gordon, 2019
Description du catalogue
Ink and graphite on 6 sheets of Stonehenge paper, hand stitched together with thread to produce an artist's map of the Ottawa region showing rivers and roadways from a birds eye view. The background is black, with the roads and rivers white or lightly tinted with blue, yellow and green.

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