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Brea-05_Mapmaking_Carlos Matallana


Carlos Matallana. Excerpt from “Brea.” 2017. Ink on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

The image is a whole page from the book. Toward the bottom of the page, a young boy in silhouette walks in profile while looking down at his open book; a bold black line runs across the bottom of the page under his feet. The background or superimposition is a child’s (his) drawing of a map in aerial view, showing streets, basketball courts, and buildings (drawn straight-on, not aerial), as well as a dotted line along a street that leads to a larger dot at an intersection.