By Sarah Abbott

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map is a representation, usually on a flat surface, documenting features of an area of the earth or a portion of the heavens, showing them in their respective forms, sizes, and relationships according to some convention of representation.

Man has a seemingly endless compulsion to organize the world. Inventing writing as a means to create law, exploring as means to draw boundaries. Each invention organizing it further and further. Lines, boundaries, corners, folds. Grids, one on top of the other make up our filtered vision. But with this need to order also comes beauty, truth and expression. With new invention, science (both political and natural) progresses. We find art parallel to this progress. Creating new, infinite & sometimes impossible visions of the world. Art is able to break the order. Giving way to new thought. 

Sarah Abbott finds beauty in the lines that border a domestic world. Photographing subtle shifts in light as it travels over each edge. These photos direct our vision to the corners, lines and boundaries that surround each of us, giving the audience a moment to pause on the overlooked.  Through this documentation Sarah creates “maps” of her current dwelling and with this action a timeline is born.