Meticulously built by hand from individual strips of paper, each sculpture is more than a mere three-dimensional city map. In each of his works British artist Matthew Picton tries to capture a city’s distinct and unique personality. Several of his maps depict cities such as London, Coventry or Moscow before and after a war of natural disaster, using charred or crumbled paper.
I see my work moving toward a greater inclusion of historical references, literary references and those from contemporary media, such as film. The works will grow in complexity and scale; I have more floor installations planned. I also imagine expanding the range of mediums I use. There are a great number of cities I am interested in, some for reasons of their history, some for their inherent vulnerability, either from nature or those that pertain to political instability. [via]