Since coming to live in Venice in 2004, the map of the lagoon is the source of ongoing fascination, both with its physical form and the lived experience of the islands.

‘Maps ultimately testify to our belief in the value of exploration, whether the compass is pointed inward or out. To do so is to appreciate the value of the mind as a dynamic vessel of exploration: it does not travel according to the limits of the compass rose, but moves by association. And when the mind comes to rest, when it ceases it’s orientating leaps and shunts and associations, we find ourselves back where we started, where Here intersects Now.’

Stephen S Hall, “You Are Here, Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination”