Paper Cities by Matthew Picton

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012
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Matthew Picton creates aerial viewed paper sculpture maps of various international cities and specific historical moments, using books pages or film stills that represent that given moment that defines the city. For instance, he created an aerial view of Dallas with film stills that show JFK's route the day he was assassinated. Picton has an exhibition, Paper Cities, at Christopher Henry Gallery in Manhattan through January 29, 2012.

SF Burnt after 1906 earthquake, using film stills burnt for effect:

SF-Burnt

Dresden, before and after, made from the score of “The Ring” by Wagner

Dresden

Dresden-Burnt

Dallas and JFK:

Dallas

Dallas-detail

Jerusalem, created from The New Testament, The Torah, The Armenian Bible and The Koran

Jerusalem

Jerusalem-detail

The 1854 London Cholera epidemic:

London-Cholera

London-Cholera-detail

Lower Manhattan, created from headlines that accompanied the 2001 world Trade center bombing and DVD covers of the film “Towering Inferno” also book covers of the novel “The Plot Against America” by Philip Roth

Lower-Manhattan-Smoke

Portland, created from the covers and text of the novel “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula LaGuin and the DVD covers of the films “Dante’s Peak” and “Volcano” the work has been smoked

Portland