Drawn on a rainy afternoon with her eight-year-old daughter, Lux creates a fanciful world in her home’s kitchen. Everyday appliances transform into potentially treacherous points of interest. The refrigerator houses the Icy Lair of Evil Troutus [top right], the stove transforms into an island of fire [middle left], and her precariously overstuffed bookshelf morphs into the Cliffs of Madness [slightly cropped out of the image, bottom right]. In the center, it seems the kitchen’s actual island, the High Plateau, with its sacred flame and Froo-it-Bo-ll Mountain offers a haven amidst the chaos.
These maps were drawn by Graeme to spatially document his dorm room at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He used them as preliminary research while creating a temporary sculptural intervention in the space for a class assignment. The drawings depict Graeme’s unique interpretation of a room he inhabits for only a brief period of his life as a college student. Long after Graeme and his sculpture project have departed, the room will continue to host a variety of students’ lives and studies throughout its tenure at the university.
Ace drew this diagram to document the apartment he shared with two roommates. I’m posting it today it to provide some additional inspiration for Activity 3: Home Poem. Imagine, for example, a similar diagram of your home where the names of rooms are replaced by text found in each space. Ding ding ding! Light bulb!
Purple Wyrm mapped a home that frequently occurs in their dreams. While much of the home and the space surrounding it remain a mystery, the hatstand near the front door and the dark windows on the veranda are consistent signifiers.