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In May David Honeybone and I had this installation in St Edmund’s chruch as part of Roundhay Artist’s Open Studios.

“Since we met on our fine art degree course over 20 years ago, we have regularly worked collaboratively. During the course of many discussions, debates and disagreements, we have found lots of common ground and parallel experiences, which include our love of travel and exploration and the richness of the memories, insights and understanding that they produce. And of course to do this properly needs maps – of all sorts.” – but not only maps …. first there were the Callanish standing stones (collaborative piece, graphite on paper). Then here there’s my Travel Rug – the embroidered outlines of all 57 countries that I have visited (one, but only one, visitor actually adentified all of them); a modular origami vessel made from map pieces on a collection of David and my OS maps; more modular origani vessels and shapes made from map pieces; deconstructed cases with a collection of our travel books); and David’s Special trunk and its memories – ‘She packed her history away in what she saw in her mind as a roped parcel in oiled silk with red wax seals on the knots and which a woman like and unlike herself carried perpetually over a windswept moor, sometimes on her head, sometimes held before her on her two arms…….’ A S Byatt, The Children’s Book

Plus I had a table of artist’s books that included maps –

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