Thursday, February 23, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
A print of this panel is currently on sale on Ebay for $6.83! Other prints, postcards, jpegs, and original panels are listed at prices from 99 cents to $470. Go to ebay.com and search "Jerry's Map."
Selling Map items serves several purposes: 1) it's a small ego boost to the artist when something sells, 2) sales help defray the costs of producing and exhibiting the work, and 3) shipping pieces of the Map to collectors across the globe helps ensure its preservation. Who knows? Your grandchildren may be called on to loan their panels for a major assemblage of Jerry's work!
Please help us for any of the above reasons or just because the Map appeals to you in some personal way. Thanks!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
For the past few months there have been 240 phony pageviews per day to my blog. They come in at the rate of 30 every three hours. I have tried to figure out why this happens and haven't found any explanation. Feedback sent to Blogger has gone unanswered. Can anyone explain to me why this is happening? Thanks!
Friday, February 10, 2017
This March, the map will be on exhibit at the Charleston West Virgina Artwalk and at the University of Wisconsin Steven Point.
Charleston, WV Art Walk
I will be giving an artist talk on Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm at Taylor Books. The Art Walk will be on Thursday, March 16th from 5-8 pm and a large part of the map will be on exhibit at the bookstore from March 1st to April 3rd.
At Stevens Point, the map will be on display at the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery as a part of the Terrain / Territories : Dreams of Place exhibition.
The opening reception will be on Wednesday, March 15 at 4-6pm. Here the map will be on display from March 15 to April 15.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, January 23, 2017
Here are nine recently retired Map instruction cards. Many of you have asked me to publish all the cards or all the rules which govern the execution of my Map. I'd love to do that, but the task is just too daunting. Many of the rules exist only in my head and have since the Map's inception in 1963. Does anyone want to interview me and write down the whole process? If so, c'mon down!
Monday, January 16, 2017
It's a bit of short notice, but for anyone in the NYC area, there will be a lecture at The American Folk Art Museum featuring several artists, including yours truly. The lecture will be from 10:00am-12:00pm this Thursday on January 19th. I'll be there and hope to see you too.
In other news about the map - there are plans to have parts of it displayed in Charleston, WV and at Stevens Point, WI in early spring of this year. I'll keep you posted with more information as it comes along!
Thursday, December 1, 2016
In my journal for 5.5.14 I wrote: "Switching to all 1" squares of collage (even Void and other dimensions)." I realized at the time that this was a huge undertaking. I calculated that to essentially pixelate the entire Map would require about 240,000 of the inch square collage pieces.
I did a spot check of my progress the other day. What I found was that the Map has been about 11.67% covered by the squares. This means that about 32,000 squares have been added. At the Map's current size 242,000 more squares are needed. I'd better get back to work!