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About the Artist

Author of Five Ways to Make MAPs
for a Future to be Possible


I stop and listen I stop and observe I return back and stop again, and again I count I measure I breathe in and I breathe out AND I sing like Walt and Kabir and Lorca I experience the place itSelf this, this drug of song and dance and colour I touch and feel and enJOY and get wet and get dirty and get cold and hot and hurt and healed sun-cloud-water exposed STOP, OBSERVE, EXPERIENCE. Did I say this? And when the place speaks, And I hear the Voice MAKE to Make a mark to Respond a response arising from the place itSelf I-Thou, the Other Listening I can no longer make maps These are given to me, Gifts that saved my life.

Right MAP Making : Five Ways to Make Maps for a Future to be Possible
Visit the place, the Other . . . stop to listen, observe, see, & experience. . . perhaps a dozen visits, maybe forty, over as many years, a lifetime, two . . . .
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the Manifesto
Right MAP Making

. . . Before They Charge You for the Rain
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  • That Map You Love That Saved Your Life

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  • Geographer Steven Holloway “maps” printmaking

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  • Artist, Map-Maker & Teacher

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  • I Make Maps on Behalf of the World Beautiful

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  • Observation & response through listening, direct-contact and joy For the body of the earth

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a Gift Has No Market Value
It is the assumption [of this book The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property] that a work of art is a gift, not a commodity. Or, to state the modern case with more precision, that works of art exist simultaneously in two "economics," a market economy and a gift economy. Only one of these is essential, however: a work of art can survive without the market, but where there is no gift there is no art.
Lewis Hyde
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But What About the Place ?
a Talk at NACIS Norfork, VA October 2018

the Responsibility of Responding . . . Sharing the Gift
toMake™ Press is a printing shop, press, pressroom, with supplies of ink, drawing materials, lithographic stones, heating bills, a drying rack, chemicals, fine printing paper . . . and occupied with the knowledge to use these tools.

Making a limited print costs roughly $150 US in materials; paper, ink chemicals, etc. Help support me.
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Limited Editions by the Artist-Printmaker
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