Art, Deviant Cartography, Maps, Portfolio

Burglaries on Paper

The density of a decade of Portland burglaries is mapped using layered sheets of laser cut cardstock, producing a reverse topological map. The deeper valleys represent the highest concentrations of burglaries over a ten year period between 2004-2013.

Laser cut cardstock
15″ x 15″




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    Tags: map, crime, represent, portland
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    Tags: map, cut, laser
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    Tags: cut, laser, map