From Here To There (Detail)
, 2012

               The artist walked in the city, by getting directions from other people

From Here to There (Manhattan)

2012 - ongoing
Various pens and paper, map pins
Dimensions variable  

A map of Manhattan composed of hand-drawn maps by various pedestrians whom I asked for directions. I have collected and aggregated together small individual maps provided by strangers that constitute a contiguous map of the island of Manhattan.

Pretending to be a tourist by wearing a souvenir cap and carrying a shopping bag of Century 21, a major tourist shopping place, I ask various New York pedestrians to draw a map to direct me to another location. I connect and place these small maps based on actual geography in order to make them function as parts of a larger map.


















© 2017 Nobutaka Aozaki