Map gan Marged Pendrell
Ystafell Fapio The Mapping Room
Arbrofion mapio unigol a chydweithredol
Individual and collaborative mapping experiments
Map Gogledd Cymru - North Wales Map
Experimenting with making a big reference map for exhibition at Storiel - February 2019
Taith cerdded - Tal y Sarn - Walk 17.4.18
Taith Cerdded Rhiw Bach (II) 15.5.18
Rhiw Bach - mis Hydref - Marged Pendrell
A walk to Rhiw Bach Quarry began a series of small concertina books…
1. Exploring the pattern and form of text -Yn Cymraeg ac yn Saesneg-using words relevant to the quarries and their mapping.
2. Drawing and mapping the patterns of walls in the quarry.
3. Exploring the concept of the disused ,the absent yr absennol -using form, text as line and colour of the walls.
Many of the windows and doors of the quarry village houses had a strong presence as the spaces were filled with built slate blocks.
These books began my mapping process.
Mapping using physical materials:
Book of found quarry slate dust (and detail)
3D -mapping using sand from Porthmadog /local clay ,fired ….absent path of grass
Map o chwareli llechi
Y Chwareli Gogledd Cymru - the Quarries of North Wales
A series of maps (using slate dust and holes) of the locations of the (40+!) different types of quarries - these are lead, slate, iron, manganese and copr. There are more than five thousand quarries and mines in North Wales, according to Jeremy Wilkinson’s Gazetteer and Bibliography of the Mines and Quarries of North Wales (and Dave Linton’s online searchable version). Reflecting on the Welsh and English names of those holes, the scale and extent of the digging, the number of lives tied up with it at home, at work and overseas, and the sheer extent of our need for stuff and its impact on the world, has become something of an obsession.
Installation + detail
Artist book -mapping the structured forms of absence and presence