Horizonal Mapping

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These drawings are maps regarding the "horizon" of sound. These were created at Council Crest Park in Portland, OR.

Each shape represents a particular "quality" or "character" of sound - percussive sounds (walking or running for instance) are represented by sharp squares; softer sounds (wind through trees, birds) lose their edges and become rounder circles.

The time of day and my precise location at which the drawing was made was recorded on each map.

The final image shows one of the drawings transferred to a transparency and overlaid onto the correct location on a wall-sized 3D scale map of Council Crest.

All content © Bryan Ruhe

old + new / sound + vision