Sunday, 21 October 2012

Maps of the Heart



I have been creating my 'Maps of the Heart' for a good few years now. These represent geographical areas that hold a place in a persons heart, and are special to whoever commissions them as they serve to symbolise a personal connection to a place. I recently came across these funny (and cynical), examples of maps which purport to be of both men's and women's hearts. These have been produced since the nineteenth century in America originally by D.W. Kellogg. They seem highly contentious judged by todays' standards, but quite amusing nonetheless. Fickle,vain and coquettish ladies? Dread of matrimony and lacking in good sense gents? Let the battle of the sexes commence!