In The Make – Studio Visits with West Coast Artists


photo by Klea McKenna

Philosopher and scientist Alfred Korzybski famously stated that the map is not the territory, asserting his view that the tools we use to represent reality can never fully equal it. Reality- the “territory”- is infinitely inaccessible because our perceptions always intervene to create “mappings” based on our distinct and skewed understandings of the world around us. Matthew Picton’s paper sculptures based on cartographic city plans quite literally take on Korzybski’s ideas concerning representation and reality. Read the Interview…