Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011 – O Canada!

Today is Canada Day, or for some of us old enough to remember, Dominion Day. I have been to Canada hundreds of times. That sounds like a lot unless you know that I lived in Buffalo until I was 14. We lived less than two miles from the border. At an early age, I understood that Canada was a different country and I knew that what meant. I believe that part of my fascination with maps is connected to the hundreds of border crossings I’ve made. When a border, an arbitrary line on a map, is part of your daily existence — it makes you more aware of maps and the role they play.
This piece is also featured on a print/poster available from Society6.

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